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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] mirror

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] mirror
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 20:30:13 +1030

On Sun, 3 Oct 2010 22:50:20 GMT
address@hidden (Karl Berry) wrote:

>     Permission to modify the software is granted, but not the right to
>     distribute the modified code. Modifications are to be distributed
> as patches to released version.
> free-sw.html says:
> Freedom 3 includes distributing modified versions, not just changes.
> Therefore I conclude it is nonfree.  (But I'm surprised to hear it,
> since use of mirror is rather widespread.  Oh well.)

Isn't this the same situation as gnuplot? [1]. I thought we considered
that 'free but annoying', or am i missing something?

[1] which is NOT part of gnu, confusingly enough.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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