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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> writes:

> If you're saying that for the case where the font was generated by hand
> using a hex editor, the bitmap file itself is the source code.  [And,
> perhaps not by chance, it was "the preferred form for making changes".]

Naw, because there are many equivalent file formats for a bitmap
font.  I don't care which format it was edited in (that's why the GPL
definition loses here).  *Any* non-lossy format for editing the bitmap
will do; perhaps it should be required that it's an open format.

Binary code, you see, is a lossy translation of the source code.
Source code contains a lot more information than the binaries do.  By
contrast, alternative bitmap formats for a font generally all contain
exactly the same information, and it doesn't matter to me at all
which one is distributed.


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