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Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV: how to handle COPYING?

From: Bake Timmons
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV: how to handle COPYING?
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:12:23 -0400
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>   Many source files include not license text but a *reference* to a
>   license and sometimes version.  If License X has any number of
>   variants floating around, what good would references like "distributed
>   under License X version Y" be?  How could such use be legally binding
>   in practice?  Hence the need to discourage rampant modifications put
>   under similar names--particularly of extremely popular licenses.  This
>   is not to mention other issues, like license incompatibilities.

Sorry, what I meant is if License X, License X version Y, etc., had no
official, unique, word-for-word form.  By "variants" I did not mean
official versions--on the contrary, unofficial.

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