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Re: GPLed software with no true source. Was: Bug#402650: ITP: mozilla-foxyproxy

Don Armstrong wrote:

> Unfortunatly, there's not much that can be done to protect us from
> this latter case. If upstream wants to lie about which is the prefered
> form for modification, our choice is either to stop distributing or
> pony up when they sue us for violating their license and prove that
> they're lying. [But again, this is about determining which form is the
> prefered form for modification, not about what we do once we know what
> that is.]

If upstream sued Debian for violating their license for this reason,
wouldn't the onus of proof then be upon upstream to prove that they were
lying about what was their preferred form of modification?  Given that,
I'm not sure a judge would be very sympathetic to upstream's case ;-)

best regards,

Kevin B. McCarty <kmccarty@princeton.edu>   Physics Department
WWW: http://www.princeton.edu/~kmccarty/    Princeton University
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