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

Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 05:47:18AM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> 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?
> So the real reason not to fix it is to save face by not admitting mistakes.
> I expected better from Debian; don't ask me why.

What mistakes? Pretty much the entire free software community believes
that patch-clause licenses are acceptable. Why do you think that they're

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

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