Re: [ardour-dev] The Ardour Manual
Henning Makholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Hmm. Provide the LaTex code (scrambled) and place it under the GPL.
> If it's deliberately scrambled so as to make modifications difficult,
> then placing it under GPL will be pointless
As far as I can see it is not scrambled in order to hinder
modification; it is scrambled in order to hinder use.
They presumably intend to forbid modification in order to prevent
someone from unscrambling it and competing with the version that they
So it's non-free.
It's possible that the authors might agree to make source available so
that people can use it to privately make modifications such as
typesetting it for a non-standard paper size, or with a large font for
a vision-impaired reader, or whatever. However, people will then use
this to remove the "Unpaid" watermark ...