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Re: Binary-only firmware covered by the GPL?

Quote from John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org>:
> John Bradford writes:
> > Then why didn't the original programmer leave a patch space to allow for
> > such modifications?  Surely that could be considered part of the
> > 'preferred form'.
> It would be the 'preferred form' if and only if it's the form in which he
> wrote it, patch space or no.

But does 'preferred form' == 'the form it was written in' necessarily
apply for things like assembler?  My example about leaving a patch
space wasn't really serious, I was just using it to demonstrate that


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