On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 02:41:08PM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote: > On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 08:55:35PM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote: > > Craig Sanders wrote: > > > > > the DFSG also allows that the modification may be by patch only. > > > > No, it does not. > > yes it does. > > > Quoting DFSG 4, with emphasis added: > > > The license may restrict source-code from being distributed > > > in modified form _only_ if the license allows the distribution > > > of "patch files" with the source code for the purpose of modifying > > > the program at build time. THE LICENSE MUST EXPLICITLY PERMIT > > > DISTRIBUTION OF SOFTWARE BUILT FROM MODIFIED SOURCE CODE. > > > > I have looked, and I can find no provisions in the GFDL explicitly > > permitting distribution of software built from modified source code. > > the GFDL is applied to documentation, not software. by your loony > literalist interpretation, no documentation can possibly be free because > you can't distribute software built from it. Oh, damn, does that mean that running it through the printer doesn't count? Oh, sorry, ignore me. And, everyone, remember. \|||/ (o o) |~~~~ooO~~(_)~~~~~~~| | Please | | don't feed the | | TROLLS ! | '~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ooo~~' |__|__| || || ooO Ooo > > it's a convenient form of literalism you have there, too. strictly > literal and fundamentalist when it comes to any argument that "proves" > GFDL is non-free, yet superbly fluid and flexible when it comes to > mental contortions such as redefining non-software such as documentation > to be software. difficult trick that, to simultaneously believe that > something is and is not at the same time. > > > the DFSG is *Guidelines*, not *Rules*. Loony Literal Fundamentalists > need to remember that and take a reality check before commenting. > > craig -- 1024D/E65A7801 Zephaniah E. Hull <email@example.com> 92ED 94E4 B1E6 3624 226D 5727 4453 008B E65A 7801 CCs of replies from mailing lists are requested. Here's your cable. We made it fifty feet long, just in case. In case what, in case tectonic movement makes the serial ports farther apart? -- Carl Jacobs on ASR.
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