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Re: Lost sources [was: Re: scientific paper in package only in postscript form non-free?]

On Mon, 21 Mar 2011, Francesco Poli wrote:
However, we also have to consider this: in some cases, when the
uncompressed form is hundreds of times larger than the compressed form,
the former may be really unpractical to handle. In those cases, maybe
we prefer to use some compressed form to make further modifications,
just for practical reasons.
Well: in those cases, the preferred form for making further
modifications is that *compressed* form, which is consequently the
actual source!

It's possible that the compressed form can be impractical for some purposes
but not others.

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