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Re: [vox] need help: long boring question about the GPL
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Re: [vox] need help: long boring question about the GPL



begin Marianne Waage <yamara@plush.org> 
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 12:25:42PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > bill alexander gave a talk about a program called chord (version 3).  i
> > have a question about licensing --- the terms are big mess.
> > i'd like to focus on the restrictions that say:
> > 
> > a. you're not allowed to distribute a modified version of the program
> >    without written consent of the authors.
> > 
> > b. you can't use the source code in any other commercial or public
> >    domain software.
> 
> Would it be horrible to suggest having the unmodified program and include
> a diff in a seperate file of what you've changed? Then you're not disting
> modified code, but still including your enhancements...
> 
> Kind of a kludge, but at least it seems like you wouldn't be violating
> any part of their messed up license attempts.
 
that's actually a good idea -- i forgot about this option.  i think this
is what debian does with pine.  thanks for mentioning this.

pete

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