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Re: On the definition of source [Was: Re: generated source files, GPL and DFSG]

[Please trim your responses so that they only contain the minimal
verbiage necessary to present your point; otherwise we'll leave them

On Thu, 21 Jul 2005, Michael K. Edwards wrote:
> On 7/21/05, Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> wrote:
> > To me, the FOSS movement is about giving everyone the same
> > information that the author has; in this way everyone has the same
> > ability to modify the work. When that is the case, the prefered
> > form of modification has really been distributed.
> "Giving everyone the same information that the author has" is a
> lovely ideal, but applying it too strictly can lead to Pyrrhic
> victories.

Why? Clearly if the author can physically share the information, they
should do so.

Don Armstrong

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