Re: Desert island test
On Thursday 28 February 2008 11:27:15 am Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> * Sean Kellogg <firstname.lastname@example.org> [080228 20:01]:
> > On Thursday 28 February 2008 10:19:26 am Walter Landry wrote:
> > > You just have not been around long enough ;) The desert island test
> > > was first mentioned in 2002 in
> > >
> > > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2002/01/msg00010.html
> > An actual cite to the DFSG, but it is from before my time... of course,
> > there is no explanation of how a "licenses in which any changes must be
> > sent to some specific place" violates:
> > 1. Free redistribution.
> > 2. Inclusion of source code.
> > 3. Allowing for modifications and derived works.
> The desert island test and the dissident test are just simple examples
> why "you may modify provided that you publish" is something very
> different from "you may modify".
Which is yet different from "you may modify provided that when you distribute
you also provide soure code"... DFSG #3 says there must be a means to make
modification, it doesn't say anything about conditions.