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Re: more evil firmwares found

On Sun, Apr 18, 2004 at 03:26:11PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> That's not terribly important for the issue at hand. The GPL doesn't
> require that the source code be able to compile... it merely requires
> the prefered form for modification along with whatever scripts are
> used to generate the compiled form. [Read GPL §3 very carefully.]

However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not include
anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with
the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on
which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies the

Mind explaining how do you stretch the above to "doesn't require that
the source code be able to compile"?

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