[aur-general] Notification of GPL violation

Tinu Weber takeya at bluewin.ch
Sun May 23 10:02:17 UTC 2021

On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 15:06:09 -0400, Manhong Dai via aur-general wrote:
> "locally patch it in any way you like"
> I basically agree with everything  you said, but the  statement quoted
> above is tricky.
> As I said before, it really depends on how you patch it. If it is a diff
> patch file, which always uses the original code, then the upstream
> programmer does have a ground to sue.

Isn't a patch file simply nothing more than a formalised way of
explaining "here is how you (yourself, on your machine) have to change
the source to make it work".

Why is it different from a guide in plain $human_language that explains
the same set of changes?

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