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On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 03:23:50AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> > But you  overlook the  possibility of people  being misled  by twisted
> > words.  Consequences  of a misrepresented opinion are  worse than that
> Right, but misrepresenting opinions is not OK, and it's perfectly OK to make
> a license which says "Do not represent any modified version as being my
> opinion!"

It sounds similar to the "standards" argument.  Misrepresenting a standards
document can have serious consequences--it could subvert a standardization
effort.  The same argument can be made for reference implementations.  Some
people think this is only solvable by making standard documents unmodifiable,
but all it takes is an "if you change it, rename it"-style license, which
can be done in DFSG-free ways.

Glenn Maynard

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