[Build-common-hackers] Re: CDBS documentation
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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