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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 
 > ok...
 > As English is not my native language, I went to the "official" CC-GPL 
 > translated in my native language (Brazilian Portuguese) at
 > http://creativecommons.org/licenses/GPL/2.0/legalcode.pt
 > 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.


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