Re: generated source files, GPL and DFSG
Florian Weimer <email@example.com> wrote:
> * Matthew Garrett:
>> Yes, but *WHY* do you think that?
> It makes it very hard to fix bugs in the pregenerated files.
> Look at the gsfonts mess, it's pretty instructive.
Not all pregenerated files are difficult to modify.
>> If there existed reasonable ways of modifying Java bytecode to create
>> new derivative works, then I'd have fewer qualms about shipping Java
>> bytecode without a compiler. But there aren't, so I do.
>>From a technical point of view, Java bytecode is as good as
> uncommented source code. The Java-to-bytecode compilers are not very
We're happy to accept uncommented source code in main. If Java bytecode
is as good as that, it would imply that we're happy to accept it in main
Matthew Garrett | firstname.lastname@example.org