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Re: Let's stop feeding the NVidia cuckoo

Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:
> Source code is source code. Obfuscated or not does not change that. It
> fullfills at least the letter of DFSG#2. For it to violate DFSG#2 you
> would have to show that it is not source and the gcc already prooves
> you wrong there. If you use 'obfuscation' or in other words
> 'readability' as measurement what source is then a lot of perl code
> would not qualify in my eyes.

Source code is commonly defined as "the author's most preferred source
of making modifications". If the author actually works with the
obfuscated files, then fine, that is source. But if the author works
with the unobfuscated version, then the obfuscated files are something
like Java class files, not source.

Or do you claim that any precompiled Java class package should be able
to go into main because you can always use gcj to compile those files
into native code? That would help Debian Java support, though :)

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