Re: MPlayer reloaded
Humberto Massa writes:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > Walter Landry writes:
> >> I wouldn't say that is really supported by the letter of the
> >> license. The license states "the date of any change", not the
> >> first and last with a pointer. You could point to existing
> >> practice, but not to the license.
> >> In general, I think that section 2a is a bit more restrictive
> >> than was really intended, which is why it is so widely flouted.
> > I agree fully. As I said, adhering to the letter of 2a is
> > completely infeasible IMHO. That's why I explicitly asked for
> > alternatives that are existing practice and acceptable for Debian.
> Just to add MHO, "the date of any change" is different the "the date
> of all changes", isn't it? To the letter, if I put just one date, it's
> As English is not my native language, I went to the "official" CC-GPL
> translated in my native language (Brazilian Portuguese) at
> Having in mind that this is AFAIK the only "approved by the FSF"
> translation of the GPL and the translator, *and* the fsf reviewer
> agreed in 2a as being "a data de qualquer modificação" == "the date of
> _any_ change", as opposed to "a data de todas as modificações" == "the
> date of _each and every_ change"
In any case, this is a real mess. Does anybody of you know if the FSF
is going to address this issue (or at least reword 2a) in GPL-3? If
not, the Debian project would be a good entity to approach them asking
for this kind of change.