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Old 10-21-2006, 05:54 PM   #1
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LXer: And now, on to something different... Copyright!

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Most free software licences allow you to get someone else's software code and modify it as you see fit, provided you mention the original author and contribute your modifications back to the community - or at least, to the original author (who may then decide to include it in his own version of the software). Those licences however, don't grant you the right to call someone else's code your own: while you can hack at it as much as you want, only your own code is yours.

Old 10-21-2006, 06:38 PM   #2
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Hmmm. ... not a hint in the blurb here that this is the most comprehensive coverage of the Debian/Firefox controversy I've seen yet. Unfortunately, the author comes to the wrong conclusion, IMO. Read the comments as well as the article.


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