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Re: Debian and copyrights

On Mon, 30 Jun 2003, Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:

> Matthew Palmer <mjp16@ieee.uow.edu.au>:
> > If the author had accepted patches from others to version 1, he would be
> > stuck with keeping later versions under the GPL unless he got a licence
> > change OK'd by each of the contributors, or removed the contributed code. 
> However, check the licence on the reiserfs stuff: Hans Reiser' writes
> something to the effect that if you send him stuff he will assume you
> are licensing him to do what he wants with it, including use it in
> non-free releases, unless you say otherwise.

Yes, but his software is not licenced under the GPL.

> > Note that, if the code was removed and re-written, the original author
> > would have to be very careful, because he would be 'tainted' by
> > knowledge of the original implementation.
> People sometimes really exaggerate this "taintedness" doctrine.

People sometimes make pointless remarks.

#include <disclaimer.h>
Matthew Palmer, Geek In Residence

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