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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

unfortunately, i'll be teaching during that meeting.  :(  i'm not sure
if i'll be able to make it; i hope to catch at least part of his talk.


begin R. Douglas Barbieri <doug@dooglio.net> 
> Or, you can save your questions for the November 5th meeting when Lawrence
> Rosen is scheduled to speak. He still is coming, right?
> On Wed, 16 Oct 2002, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > 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.

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