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

On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 06:24:19AM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> 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
> not?

You're asking me to repeat the entire discussion I just had with you and
Michael, where I explained very explicitly the serious problems of patch
clauses?  If you've accidentally deleted your mailbox, I'm sure it's in
the list archives.

Glenn Maynard

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