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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [Dev] [consensus][due: 2016-06-13]: New version fo

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [Dev] [consensus][due: 2016-06-13]: New version for Parabola Social Contract
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:00:39 -0400

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  > "In 4.0, you must indicate if you modified the material and retain an
  > indication of previous modifications. In 3.0 and earlier license
  > versions, the indication of changes is only required if you create a
  > derivative."

This small change may be an improvement, but it doesn't really change
the situation.  I think it is correct to publish statements of views
and testimony under a no-derivatives license.  Functional works (those
designed to be used to do a practical job) must be free so that those
who are using them practically have control over the job.  That reason
does not apply to statements of opinion or testimony, or to art.

See for where I stand
about these issues.

Dr Richard Stallman
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