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Re: Bug#318204: ITP: php-simpletest -- Unit testing and web testing framework for PHP



On Mon, 18 Jul 2005 22:08:55 -0400 Joe Smith wrote:

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> 3. Requireng the changes to be noted in-file is problematic.The rest
> is even  more problematic seeming.
> Requiring naming changes may not be DFSG-Free. The clause in the
> guidelines  seems to refer to
> package names, not executable names. Requiring inclusion of the
> Standard  Version is probably Non-Free.

Requiring inclusion of the Standard Version is non-free, IMHO as well.
You will never be able to fix a bug that the Copyright Holder does not
want to fix.
This clause restrict modification and thus fails DFSG#3.

> 
> 4. This clause is confusing. It implies that I must distribute the
> Standard  Version along with
> the modified versions, but the latter part about documenting where the
> standard version can
> be obtained, imply that I do not.

It's misleading, but the problem is that it's non-free for the same
reason clause 3 is...

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