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Re: GPL on rendered images

Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> writes:

> The issue isn't whether the conversion itself creates a derivative work,
> though.  The issue is whether the "preferred form for modification" is
> that C code, now that I've converted it, stuck the Pascal code in cold
> storage never to be touched again, and made substantial modifications
> to to C code.  I believe the GPL permits this type of evolution, without
> requiring the old, useless, outdated Pascal code be dragged along for all
> time.

I think you'd agree that just running p2c over pascal code serves as
an obfuscation, and the resulting C isn't source.  But after you've
made substantial changes, it probably is the source.


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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