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Re: Anton's amendment

Anton Zinoviev <anton@lml.bas.bg> wrote:

> You are not allowed to distribute a patch against work A which turs it
> into a patch against work B.  You are not allowed to do this because
> this patch would be based both on works A and B.  This makes it to be
> "work based on B" so you have to distribute it in the form
> original_B+patch.  We have here a circular deadlock.

"Patch" doesn't have to mean unified diff format. It's practical to
produce a file that describes a mechanical transformation of work B plus
an insertion of lines from work A. That's not realistically a derived
work of B.

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

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