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Re: GPL v3 Draft

Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Glenn Maynard:
>>>a) The modified work must carry prominent notices stating that you
>>>changed the work and the date of any change.
>>This is so widely violated that it's clear that it's not working; it'd
>>be nice if they would acknowledge this and remove it.
> Yes, this is indeed a problematic thing in version 2 that can and
> should be fixed.

This has actually been improved in GPLv3: version 2 says "the modified
files", whereas version 3 says "the modified work".  Their rationale
document states that this should permit people to keep a separate
changelog, rather than keeping changes in individual source files.

- Josh Triplett

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