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Re: please release sarge instead of removing binary firmware

On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 08:06:47PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 12:06:51AM -0400, Evan Prodromou wrote:
> > Why are we deciding that the source code released by the copyright
> > holder -- usually hex-encoded binary in C -- isn't the preferred
> > source format? Can't we just get some kind of assurance from the
> > copyright holder that, yes, that gigantic C array is their preferred
> > source version?
> Why not? And hell, let's get Microsoft to say the hex editor is the
> preferred form of modification for Windows XP and we can package that
> too.

Except, of course, there are things besides "preferred form of modification"
that would be a bit of problem here.  Somehow I don't see MS allowing free
redistribution and modification (in any way) of the image in question...

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