November 20, 2015

Garrett: If It's Not Practical to Redistribute Free Software, It's Not Free Software in practice

Matthew Garrett continues his campaign against Canonical's "intellectual property rights policy". "The reality is that if Debian had had an identical policy in 2004, Ubuntu wouldn't exist. The effort required to strip all Debian trademarks from the source packages would have been immense, and this would have had to be repeated for every release. While this policy is in place, nobody's going to be able to take Ubuntu and build something better."

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