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Re: Bad license on VCG?

On Sat, Aug 31, 2002 at 04:52:24AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:

> > The definition of source is "the preferred form of the work for making
> > modifications", selected from those forms which are available to you.
> No.  Where is that last clause in the GPL?  Hint: it isn't, as
> indicated by your comments, and this is crucially intended by the GPL.

Since the license is addressed to 'you', I would contend that the 'preferred
form' would be the form which 'you' would choose to make modifications.

If 'you' would use the uglified source, then that is the form you prefer.

As I pointed out elsewhere, this has the rather amusing side-effect of
allowing us to link other GPL'ed stuff with the uglified source, but not
the original author. Which would seem to be 'the Right Thing'.

If this is not the intention, maybe it should be further clarified. I do
however believe that it has significant merit.


Nick Phillips -- nwp@lemon-computing.com
Today is National Existential Ennui Awareness Day.

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