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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Patches have a license
    On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Dave Jones wrote:

    > On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 01:58:40AM -0800, Balbir Singh wrote:
    > > I would request everyone to post their patches with
    > > a license, failing which it should be assumed that
    > > the license is GPL.
    >
    > Surely the license of the diff matches the license of the
    > code it is patching ?

    NO!

    Insert a random amount of comments or linefeeds and hand edit the patch to
    conform on a --dry-run and it does not mate.

    Remember "patch" is only a series of offsets and comparison.
    There is no checksum against the file to be patched.

    Cheers,

    Andre Hedrick
    LAD Storage Consulting Group

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