Re: A possible GFDL compromise
On Sun, 24 Aug 2003, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
>Would you consider a hypothetical program license to be free if it
>allowed 'off-topic' text which must be present unmodified in source
>and object code of all derived versions, and must be displayed
>(perhaps through a command-line option) by every derived program?
>Maybe you would, in which case you're consistent. I wouldn't.
This is the exactly what old BSD license do.
>How about a license which allowed off-topic code (say, a 'hangman'
>game in the 'ls' program) which must be present unmodified in
>source code of all derived versions, and must be invoked (perhaps
>through a command-line option) by every derived program?
It almost certainly affect the normal use of program and
will be unacceptable because of this, not because of mere existence
of such code.