Re: AGPLv3 Compliance and Debian Users
On 2013-07-11 13:41:47 +0000, Jeremy T. Bouse wrote:
> My understanding though that if Debian is the one making the modification
> then Debian is the one responsible for making the source available. If the
> end user is then modifying the source then they would subsequently need to
> make those modifications available.
Is rebuilding the software seen as a way of modifying the source?
Indeed autoconf things and even system .h files can have an influence
on how to interpret the original source.
Say, the original source has:
and you are not satisfied with that. You would like to patch the
source to have:
But this means that you would have to provide the new source, via
a URL or whatever. Instead, you could modify some system .h file
#define foo bar
In such a way, you wouldn't have touched the original source. But
you have modified its behavior just by recompiling it against a
In a similar way, instead of modifying a .h file, one could use
a compiler wrapper...
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