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Re: repo criteria changes

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: repo criteria changes
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2021 20:32:09 -0400

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  > the problem is: if A4.1 is not satisfied, then the code-base, as
  > a whole, is not distributable at all

I suspect a misunderstanding there.

A "nonsharing" license is one that prohibits redistribution in
general.  Putting a copy in a publicly accessible repo gives people
permission to download that copy, and indeed the whole contents of
that repo; but if the file has a nonsharing license, they would not be
allowed to redistribute copies of it to others after downloading it.

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