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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

Humberto Massa <humberto.massa@almg.gov.br> writes:

>>What about source code that has passed an obfuscator or a transpiler?
> Could be, and probably should be, effectively prohibited in this
> very point.

It should be, but it isn't.

>>This outlaws data stored in lossy compression formats.
> No. This will only make data stored in lossy compression formats not
> the Source Code when the source code is non-lossy-compression
> formatted. Counter-example: my camera spits out JPEG images. This is
> the Source Code for any images I do using it.

Yes, but your definition still outlaws those because no 1-to-1
conversion is possible (even from JPEG to JPEG).

>>To me it illustrates that "The source code for a work means the
>>preferred form of the work for making modifications to it." isn't so
>>bad as a definition after all. 8-)

> I am trying to make it a definition... because it is not! Preferred by
> whom?

Well, that's easy: by the person who furnished the compiled binaries
for you.  If he doesn't do any modifications, he is not a developer,
and must have obtained the source code from someone else, and so on.

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