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Re: New summary: Binary peripheral software

On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 08:33:45PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> 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.


What's to stop somebody distributing binaries for a program,
licensed under the GPL, and when asked for the source (in the preferred
form for modification), saying the binary is it? For any binary at all.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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