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Re: DFSG#10

Glenn Maynard <g_deb@zewt.org> writes:

>     a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices
>        stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.
> I don't think revision control logs can possibly satify it; it specifically
> says that the modified files must carry it, not external logs.

The soda I am drinking carries an ingredient list, but it is not in
the soda.  It is on the bottle.  Similarly, some files may be wrappers
for a work consisting of many other files.

> Besides, a free license shouldn't mandate revision control, any more than
> they should mandate proper indentation or regression testing.

No... but the changelog is there so that it's clear the code was added
by somebody with the right to do so.  It's not there to promote good
software development practice, but to provide a separate viewpoint for
validating the copyright notices.


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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