Re: Social Contract GR's effect on sarge
Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 05:26:49PM -0300, Humberto Massa wrote:
>> The problem, IMHO, is defining what is
>> "source code".
> Say I have a program which, given sufficient processor time, will
> generate digits of pi out to one million places.
> Am I allowed to distribute the output of this program in main without
> also including the program which generated it? Even if my algorithm for
> generating those digits was stupid and inefficient, and no users would
> actually want to run it (and it *definitely* wouldn't be allowed to run
> lose on Debian's autobuilders)?
"Preferred form for modification" actually does very well on this. You want
the text of the digits, which you can then compare against other
pi-generators and correct.
There are none so blind as those who will not see.