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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sockreg2.4.5-05 inet[6]_create() register/unregister

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > "The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for
> > ^^^^^^^^^
> > All of this chunk talks about what ``complete'' means not what ``source
> > code'' means.
> I disagree. But if you want an accurate assessment consult a lawyer.

You misquote me. I do agree that the first sentence is in reference to
source code. :) It's the rest that talks about complete source. But I'm
not particularly interested in this. What interests me is who defines
``preferred form''. Some people argue that it is the author. If so then
what are the safeguards to prevent the author from selecting binary as
their preferred source form for modifications? It seems to me that the
FSF really meant some sort of community or industry preferred form.



We could view the formerly high infant mortality rates [of indigenous
populations] as a relatively inexpensive and egalitarian small-scale public
health program that offered the reasonable expectation of a healthy and
productive life for those surviving to age fifteen.

- John H. Bodley, ``Victims of Progress'', 4th ed, pg 140

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