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Re: distributing precompiled binaries



On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 10:29:42 +1100 Ben Finney wrote:

> Francesco Poli writes:
> 
> > When there is no source (== preferred form for making modifications)
> > available, I do not think we should call the work DFSG-free.
> 
> I would clarify the ambiguity of “available”: The upstream
> developer, by definition, has available a preferred form of the work
> for making modifications to it.
> 
> That is the source, and works for which that source is not made
> available *to recipients* of the work (with all the rest of the DFSG
> freedoms and requirements) should not be considered DFSG-free.

Yes, definitely.
Thanks for making it clearer than I could do in my quickly-written
message.


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