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Re: jquery debate with upstream

On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 10:07:22AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 8:02 PM, Craig Small wrote:

> > FWIW, I think the concept of a graphic needing its source is also bogus.
> > It means that the upstream have to hang onto some script they might of
> > used once years ago for.. what reason?
> > To give you a concrete example, I made the SPI logo (and I think it is
> > the current one, it looks like it) using gimp and some sort of lisp script.
> > I don't have that script anymore, does that make the logo non-free?
> > Should that change the status of the graphic?
> > If, instead of a script I manually typed/moused the commands, does that
> > change the status?

> You are conflating two issues:

> What is the "source" as required by DFSG item 2. Under the scenario
> you have described, the PNG of the SPI logo appears to be "source"
> since if you/upstream were to modify the SPI logo you/upstream would
> use the PNG since the XCF and Lisp script no longer exist.

A PNG is not a program.  There is no source required for a PNG under DFSG
#2, and anyone who says otherwise is engaging in (or a victim of) historical

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