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Re: Bug#239952: kernel-source-2.6.4: qla2xxx contains non-free firmware

On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 01:13:36PM +0100, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS (edmundo@rano.org) [040325 12:55]:
> > Don Armstrong <don@donarmstrong.com>:
> > > It seems rather clear that those "source" files are just machine code
> > > for the device firmware, and as such, are not the prefered form for
> > > modification.
> > Agreed. So the files are not DFSG-free.
> Since when does the DFSG require "prefered form for modification"?

It's the most useful definition of "source code" that has yet been
identified, and the DFSG does say:

 2. Source Code

    The program must include source code, and must allow distribution in
    source code as well as compiled form.

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