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Date: 2004-03-19 (12:20)
From: Gerd Stolpmann <info@g...>
Subject: Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar (was Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library)
On Fre, 2004-03-19 at 12:49, Benjamin Geer wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> > I am not entirely sure, but since i distribute the patched ocaml in
> > debian, and there has been no problem with that, i think there is some
> > horrible confusion going on here.
> The QPL says:
>      You may make modifications to the Software and
>      distribute your modifications, in a form that is
>      separate from the Software, such as patches.
> This means that you cannot distribute modified compiler source code; you 
> can only distribute patches.  Someone who wants to use your modified 
> compiler is therefore forced to install the standard compiler, then 
> apply your patch.

Where is the problem? If you have an auto-installer like GODI or
Debian's dpkg this can be automated. So there is actually no hindrance
to distribute a patched compiler to the masses.

Gerd Stolpmann * Viktoriastr. 45 * 64293 Darmstadt * Germany 
gerd@gerd-stolpmann.de          http://www.gerd-stolpmann.de

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