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Re: Release status 1.6.1 (2002-05-16)

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: Release status 1.6.1 (2002-05-16)
Date: 27 May 2002 22:44:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

address@hidden writes:

> i think the whole licence/copyright issue is messy enough, let's try
> to keep thinks as 'waterproof' as possible (refering to the text of
> the README file to establish a legaly binding licence agreement
> sounds rather risky :-)

This is not how it works.  The license of a file is specified by the
individual file itself.  Most files in Guile refer to COPYING as a
'subroutine' when spelling out their license terms.  Most also have
the exception (that is repeated in the README for convenience, only),
but not all may.

So, to avoid confusion when using the standard GNU license statement
("This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
..."), we should not modify the file COPYING.

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