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Re: GPL on rendered images

"Joe Moore" <joemoore@iegrec.org> writes:

> Brian Thomas Sniffen said:
>> Joe Moore <joemoore@iegrec.org> writes:
>>> The preferred form for the Original work is Pascal.  The preferred
>>> form for the new (combined/derived) work is C.  I think you would need
>>> to distribute both to comply with the GPL.
>> No.  You do not need to distribute source for the original work, only
>> for your modified work.  If you needed to distribute source for the
>> original, then many elisp files would need to include the entire
>> source for Emacs!
> No, the portions of the Original Work that are contained/embodied in the
> elisp files must be distributed in the Preferred Form.
> There's no GPL requirement that you distribute the whole Original Work,
> but you have no other license to distribute a part of the Original Work in
> non-source form.

It's not clear how to do that in many cases -- as when the portion of
the original work used has been significantly refactored.

Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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