Re: GPL on rendered images
Brian Thomas Sniffen said:
> Glenn Maynard <firstname.lastname@example.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 requiring the old, useless, outdated Pascal code be dragged along for
> 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.
I disagree that you, as a non-copyright holder for my original Pascal
program, can unilaterally declare that distributing obfuscated (i.e.
non-Pascal) works satisfies your responsibilities under the GPL.
For your work, yes, the C code can be source, but for mine, it isn't.