Francesco Poli escribe: > "The preferred form for making modifications" does *not* imply that > there's no other form (more or less) suitable for modifying the work. > It just means that the source is the *preferred* one... > > People may and do modify compiled programs using hex editors and/or > disassemblers or decompilers, without having access to source code > (think about the so-called "warez dudes" that strip anti-copy mechanisms > from proprietary programs, for instance). > That *doesn't* mean that the compiled form is (always) the preferred > form for modifications: in most cases, those people would rather have > access to C code (for programs written in C), instead of being forced to > edit the compiled binary! > It's perfectly clear, thanks!
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