Is this a dsfg violation?
Joel Bryan Juliano
joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 23:45:24 BST 2006
I grabbed a fresh firefox source from edgy, and a quick grep gives already
patched files outside debian/ directory.
firefox-1.99+2.0rc2+dfsg$ grep -lR -i "ubuntu" *
but according to dfsg <http://www.debian.org/social_contract>,
4. Integrity of The Author's Source Code
The license may restrict source-code from being distributed in modified form
_only_ if the license allows the distribution of "patch files" with the
source code for the purpose of modifying the program at build time. The
license must explicitly permit distribution of software built from modified
source code. The license may require derived works to carry a different name
or version number from the original software. (This is a compromise. The
Debian group encourages all authors not to restrict any files, source or
binary, from being modified.)
I like to point out this in a very positive manner, since I'm a big ubuntu
fan, but sin't it all the modifications should be carried out using the
patches and left the source code intact?
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