Erast Benson writes ("Re: cdrtools"):
> Joerg clearly stands that:
> 1) Makefiles != scripts or at least it is unclear whether Makefiles may
> be called "scripts":
> """ GPL §3 requires the "scripts for compilation" to be provided but
> as a first note, it is unclear whether Makefiles may be called
This is an absurd interpretation. `The scripts used to control
compilation and installation of the executable' would be an empty set
for much GNU software if it didn't include the Makefiles. It is
obvious that that phrase was included in the GPL specifically to
ensure that the build system is covered.
If it's not obvious to someone then that person is either
(a) dishonest or (b) astonishingly out of touch with reality.