FDL again, was: My concerns about GPLv3 process
Alfred M. Szmidt
ams at gnu.org
Sat Feb 25 10:58:38 UTC 2006
> The moment you want to make it so that what _I_ wrote is
> something else,
That's not only legally not allowed, that's a plain impossibility.
It is perfectly legal to modify what one has written, this is what the
GPL does, it grants such a right.
Nobody can "make it so that what [you] wrote is something else",
Sure they can. I write a program looks like this:
(if (give 'ams 'cookies)
(setq ams-happy t)
(setq ams-happy nil))
Lets translate it into English: If ams gets a cookie then ams will be
happy, otherwise he won't.
So now you modify this with s/cookies/death/, and viola. What I wrote
was modified into something that is simply not true, yet still allowed
if such permission was given.
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