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Re: Bug#383481: Must source code be easy to understand to fall under DFSG?

md@Linux.IT (md) writes:

> On Oct 31, Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it> wrote:
> > Deliberately obfuscated code is absolutely against the spirit of
> > Free Software.
> But if it is X11-licensed then it is still free software, which is
> what matters here.

The license isn't the main thing to consider. The set of effective
freedoms granted to the recipient of the work is the issue.

If the code is *deliberately* obfuscated, then the recipient has been
denied the exercise of the freedoms in the DFSG, by the licensor.

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Ben Finney

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