Re: Bug#383481: Must source code be easy to understand to fall under DFSG?
md@Linux.IT (md) writes:
> On Oct 31, Francesco Poli <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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