Re: Bad license on VCG?
If you took the obfuscated code, did your best to unobfuscate it by
applying both automatic reformating and manual editing, and then made
some functional changes in it, or even non-functional changes, such as
adding comments, I think you could then claim that what you have
created is now the "preferred form for making modifications" to the
new, derived work. Problem solved.
You could compare this with the case where a program was originally
written in Pascal, but someone automatically converts it into C and
starts making changes in the C version. Then at the least for some
people, the "preferred form for making modifications" would be the C
version and not the Pascal original.