>I prefer Frank's proposal of 2002/06/30 to his original, but the wording in
> If you are not the Current Maintainer of The Program you are only allowed
> distribute a modified file of The Program if, and only if, the
> following eight conditions are met:
>seems to contain an `only' too much.
fear you are right :-)
>Concerning the matter of stating intent, perhaps something like the
>following could be included in the preamble?
possibly. some suggested addiotions/changes below
> The purpose of this License is to grant The User the right to
> freely obtain, use, and make derivative works based on The Program,
> whilst at the same time preserving the integrety of The Program.
... integrety of The Program under its original name.
> This means that derivative works created by modifying The Program
> (or any part thereof) must not give the appearance of being part
> of The Program.
perhaps the above sentence is actually not necessary
> The right to modify The Program for the purpose of
... to modify The Program under its original name for the purpose of ...
> creating a new version of The Program lies solely with the Current
> Maintainer of The Program.