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Re: Intent to package: vcg

On Sun, Jan 17, 1999 at 07:36:33PM +0000, Jules Bean wrote:
> > The copyright is GPL with some uglified files (the graph layout
> > modules)---they are no longer human readable. This should be
> > acceptable to go in main.
> Note that the GPL defines source code in such a way that obfuscated
> source code does not qualify as source code.  So, by the GPL's rules,
> this is not being provided with source, which probably makes in
> undistributable, since we cannot satisfy the GPL on it by including
> source code or an offer to provide such.

alternatively, the uglified files are GPL-ed, so it is permissable to
de-uglify them :-)

depending on how hairy they are, it might be no more than a few hours
work with gnu indent and vi (s/vi/your preferred text editor/)

> Perhaps you would like to email the author and try to persuade not to
> adopt this strategy?

that's worth trying too.


craig sanders

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