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Re: Ironies abound (was Re: GPL v3 draft)

Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org> wrote:
> Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> I'm not going to defend patch clauses. I think they're massively
>> horrible things, and the world would be a better place without them. But
>> deciding that they're not free any more would involve altering our
>> standards of freedom, and I don't see any way that we can reasonably do
>> that.
> Why not?  There is an established procedure in place for doing so.
> Obviously such a thing should not be done lightly, but that doesn't mean
> it cannot be reasonably done at all.

Because saying "We used to think that this sort of license provided you
with all necessary freedoms, but now we've decided that it doesn't"
looks astonishingly bad?

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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