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Re: generated source files, GPL and DFSG

On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 02:04:24AM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> I'm asking you to be willing to accept the consequences of the opinion
> you hold, which (in this case) is inevitably going to be some large
> amount of irritation from other members of the project.

I think it would be massive negligence for the project to accept as source
something which it knows has been obfuscated.  If that's the case, I'm
rather disgusted.  It's hard to take a project seriously which claims to
require source, but whistles and looks the other way when given something
that is obviously not source, because it wants that particular piece of
software more than it wants to stick to its founding principles.  If Debian
is going to drop its principles and loosen the Social Contract, so be it,
but don't try to hide it by pretending obfuscated code is source.

Glenn Maynard

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