Re: On the definition of source [Was: Re: generated source files, GPL and DFSG]
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On Thu, 21 Jul 2005, Michael K. Edwards wrote:
> On 7/21/05, Don Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.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
Why? Clearly if the author can physically share the information, they
should do so.
Three little words. (In decending order of importance.)
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