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On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> "The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for
^^^^^^^^^
Preferred by whom? The FSF? Richard Stallman? Hackers in general when
they take a vote? Programmers in general? What if the market is full of
VB programmers who prefer VB? What if none of them know assembly? They
might all vote that assembly isn't a preferred form. If they aren't the
ones who count, then who does? Maybe the authors count for more than
other people? If so then it does seem they might like to write binaries
because they're crazy and they think it's fun or something. I think that
the intention of the GPL is clear here but the language is not...

> making modifications to it. For an executable work, complete source
> code means all the source code for all modules it contains, plus any
> associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to
> control compilation and installation of the executable."

All of this chunk talks about what ``complete'' means not what ``source
code'' means.

-Jacob

--
This is the moment where the joystick snaps off in Comstock's hand.
Still, he can pound haplessly on the control panel.

- Neal Stephenson, ``Cryptonomicon''

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