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Re: must send modifications license acceptable?



On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 01:17:12PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Patrice Dumas wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 26, 2007 at 02:50:50AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>> Any license that mandates a requirement to send all modifications to the 
>>> original authors is clearly non-free.  Academic Free License does not do 
>>> that. The other licenses you quotes appear to do this.
>> In fact in one of the license this is a should and not a must, Karl
>> Berry (texlive maintainer) thinks it is right and I agree with him:
>> "All modified versions should be reported back to the author."
>
> If I make private modifications in Free software and don't distribute the 
> software, I am under no obligation to distribute any changes to anyone.  
> Maybe this request can be presented outside the license and that's what the 
> DSFG FAQ suggests
>
> http://people.debian.org/~bap/dfsg-faq.html

Indeed, but in their examples it is always a must, I think that with a
should, it is like a request versus an obligation, and it is right even
in the license.

--
Pat


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