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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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