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Re: DFSG#10 [was: Re: Draft Debian-legal summary of the LGPL]

On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 02:17:39PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 01:31:11PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> > "cause the modified files to carry prominent notices"; it doesn't say "the
> > modified files or loosely associated metadata".
> Nit: "carry" and "contain" are not the same word.
> Furthermore, "carry" has literally dozens of definitions -- none of
> which are specific to "files" but many of which have some relevance
> through analogy or metaphor.

Hmm, I would have objected to your position, but then I thought of some
of the usages of "carry", such as:

* I am carrying some parasites.
* He is carrying a virus.

Given the metaphorical uses of "parasite" and "virus" we've seen in the
Free Software community, this should be ample fodder for further
flamewars.  :)

But more seriously, you do raise an interesting point.

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |    people as true, by the wise as
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