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Re: GPL-script to be run on a non-free interpreter

Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> writes:

> The GPL's definition of source code is:

Clause 3 means that if you ship an executable or object code form of
a work, you do not need to ship the compiler and kernel source unless
you are including the compiler or kernel with the executable.

Debian would not be shipping an executable or object code form of a
script, since the script _is_ source, therefore distribution would
fall under clause 2, which has no such problems.  I could see this
being a problem with a non-free language with something like the perl
compiler or Emacs byte-compiler, if we only shipped compiled
versions, but it isn't a problem here.

Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> - In a variety of flavors!
The Illuminati aren't out to get you. What was your name?

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