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

On Sat, 4 Nov 2006, Terry Hancock wrote:

> I think you have to recognize some kind of pragmatic limit to these
> kinds of restrictions. The HTML certainly can be modified, and a lot
> more people know HTML than some ad hoc XML format.  It may well be the
> case that the HTML would be the preferred form for modification for
> anyone but the original author.

If you ship both XML + HTML, and someone decides to make a derived work
based upon the HTML, at least for that person and the distribution of her
derived work, it's the source. But yes, the actual usage of a particular
format feel like a good indication, like the proof of the pudding ...

Per Eric Rosén (IANDD etc ...)
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