Restriction on distribution by Novell?

Matthew Flaschen superm40 at
Wed Sep 27 20:16:41 UTC 2006

John Cowan wrote:
> I think that would be fair use of the original if anything is.
> The contents of the original are not there for their own sake,
> but as indicators of where to patch.

Diffs for GPL code are clearly under the GPL.  Even if you excuse the 
lines that are included only as markers, the whole diff is based on two 
GPL-licensed programs.  Thus, it is itself under the GPL.

Matthew Flaschen

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