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Re: RFC: criteria A4 should be a C-class criteria

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: RFC: criteria A4 should be a C-class criteria
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2021 00:54:16 -0500

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  > the analogy with distributions does not reflect the issue i am
  > raising - distributions clearly identify, the licenses of the
  > software they distribute; and they do not distribute source code
  > for which they have no license to do so

I think you have misunderstood the meaning of A4.  It is about whether
the developer gives _people that download the material from the repo_
permission to change and redistribute it.

Dr Richard Stallman
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