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From: Richard Yao <ryao@×××××××××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: Jon Portnoy <avenj@××××××××××××××.us>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Relicensing sys-freebsd/* under the BSD-2 license
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:18:42
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Relicensing sys-freebsd/* under the BSD-2 license by Jon Portnoy
1 On 03/30/12 14:00, Jon Portnoy wrote:
2 > On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 01:52:18PM -0400, Richard Yao wrote:
3 >>
4 >> The improvement is to the ebuild itself. It is a variable containing a
5 >> list of directories upon which the module's build system depends.
6 >>
7 >> I spoke to naota and he doesn't have any problem sending this upstream,
8 >> so I sent an email to the FreeBSD maintainer offering him the improvement.
9 >>
10 >
11 > I would argue that a trivial change like that is unlikely to be substantial
12 > enough to constitute a copyrightable work at all.
13 >
15 I brought this to the list specifically because the line between a work
16 being trivial or not is poorly defined. I would prefer something more
17 concrete for the purpose of enabling collaboration with FreeBSD upstream.


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