Re: PHPNuke license
On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 10:45:43AM -0500, Brian T. Sniffen wrote:
> > I find it hard to believe that anything "produced by mechanical
> > transformation" from a source is object form. Object form is machine code.
> > I can not magically transform a text file into object form by running
> > "tr a-z A-Z" on it.
> Sure you can. It's now full of shouting, and no longer in the
> preferred form for modification. No license can reasonably
> distinguish between tr and gnupg -- distinguishing indent is hard
Nobody, including the FSF, defines object form as "not the preferred form
for modification." Just because the source code IS that format does not
bean that everything that is not source code is object code.