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Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code

From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 15:16:32 +0200

On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 10:30:58 +0100
Chris Jefferson <> wrote:

> OK. I've read it. I read this as saying that someone can alter the 
> source code, and mention they've changed it in the source and distribute
> it. However they do not have to make it clear in the normal execution of
> the binary that they have made any changes. This is in my opinion 
> unacceptable if it's true.

If the program doesn't normally produce output, it would
be difficult to impose such a clause. The prefered form
of a GPLed work is the source code, not the executable,
so the announcement in the source code is sufficient.o

Take care,

"What is stated clearly conceives easily."  -- Inspired sales droid

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