[Build-common-hackers] Re: CDBS documentation

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Wed May 17 05:38:42 UTC 2006

* Peter Eisentraut:

> Marc Dequènes wrote:
>> The documentation is released under the GPL and from my understanding
>> the GPL requires that you keep the previous changelog entries.
> I see no such requirement.  If this were in fact true, we'd have a 
> billion license infringements all over the place.

The GPL is not very clear in this area.  But I believe that 2 (a) is
violated on a large scale, and I hope that the requirement will be
made more precise in version 3 (so that every modification must
preserve a complete and accurate copyright record, for example), or
dropped entirely (because it's unworkable in practice).

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