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From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: License question - QPL vs. SCM
On 07-04-2008, Dario Teixeira <darioteixeira@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>> My opinion is probably biased though.  I've always thought QPL was a silly 
>> license.  The whole idea that you can release source + patches but not the 
>> patched sources seems absurd to me.  There is no difference between the two. 
>
> It's not silly if you intend to make clear what comes from upstream
> and what has been modified.  Debian packages are organised like this:
> unmodified upstream tarball + Debian patches.  In a different domain,
> the American constitution works the same way: there's the original
> text + patches (that go by the name "amendments").
>

I think distributing tarball + patches are ok, but a lot of SCM will
interleave changes which leads you to have a really borderline situation
where delta are not patches... This is a very dangerous interpretation.
I won't go this way -- because this thread will finish as a std battle
of what is SCM, how delta are stored et al...

Regards,
Sylvain Le Gall