Re: New summary: Binary peripheral software
* John Hasler (firstname.lastname@example.org) [040405 19:55]:
> J.D. Hood writes:
> > One says on the one hand that the binary _is_ the source so that he can
> > say that the requirements of the GPL are satisfied, then he turns around
> > and says that the code can't go into main because it doesn't come with
> > source.
> Who is "he"? One possible interpretation is that the binary is the source
> if the copyright holder so asserts.
No, that's not acceptable. Because that means that we just can drop
DFSG #2. However, if the upstream maintainer (not necessarily the
copyright holder) _treats_ the binary as source for his own changes,
than it is the source.
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