fileset without makefiles Open Source?!
nelson at crynwr.com
Thu Oct 18 18:23:49 UTC 2001
Harald Albrecht writes:
> Lately I had a discussion with someone who wants to provide source code
> for his project, but without makefile(s). He intends to call it "Open
Grrrrrrrr. Nobody has a trademark on Open Source, so he can call it
that if he wants. But he's gonna annoy a lot of people who download
it only to find out that it's not directly buildable. So, okay,
somebody will write a Makefile, and create a derivative work which
includes the Makefile.
If he intends that to be the only obstacle to people making derivative
works, he will fail.
-russ nelson <sig at russnelson.com> http://russnelson.com
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