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Re: generated source files, GPL and DFSG

Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:

> Uncommented source is not the same as source with comments stripped to make
> it harder to understand.
> The former is merely potentially bad source code, but clearly source.  The
> latter is obfuscation, and is not source at all.  Assuming what Florian
> says is accurate, Java bytecode is not source any more than C code with
> comments stripped, which would imply that Debian should not be accepting
> it as source.

So if I write C with comments and then remove them that's not DFSG free,
but if I fail to add them in the first place then it's fine for main?

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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