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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] mirror

From: Diego Saravia
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] mirror
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 09:00:29 -0300

You need to change file and proyect names to distribute modified TeX also

these are restrictions on the ways to distribute free software, not in
the central concept.

It has not to be with free software, but with branding and recognizing
original proyect.

what happens if you create a new proyect with a new name using parts
of old soft?

all the new software will be a huge patch.

What is exactly a patch?

2010/10/4 Karl Goetz <address@hidden>:
> 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.
> kk
> --
> Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
> Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
> No, I won't join your social networking group

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