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Re: Is forcing "upstream" distribution really OK for free software?


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Is forcing "upstream" distribution really OK for free software?
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2004 07:43:21 -0500
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Martin Dickopp writes:
> This can put a large burden on the developer; for example, I cannot
> publish the modification and then throw the program (and modification)
> away, instead I have to keep a copy, make backups, etc, so that I can
> later fulfill the request.

I would deal with this by sending the original author copies of my changes
unasked.  I agree that it is a burdensome requirement, though.
-- 
John Hasler
address@hidden (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI


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