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Re: What is source ?

From: mike4ty4
Subject: Re: What is source ?
Date: 11 Sep 2006 19:45:21 -0700
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"Vincent Rivere" <> wrote:
> Hello.
> My big question :
> What is source code ?
> The GPL states that if I distribute my projet under GPL, I must distribute
> the sources, too.
> Can I generate a Makefile using and automake, then only
> distribute Makefile, claiming that it is the source ?
> Similar question with images. My program displays a PNG image in its about
> box. It is a very complex image, I made it with Photoshop and a lot of
> layers. Must I distribute the original PSD image in my source package, or
> will the PNG image be sufficient ?
> Vincent

The source code means all the code for the program, everything, laid
That's because that's the form "most suited for modification", as
out in the license.

A PNG image is modifiable, by the way. It's not a "read-only" format (I
don't believe there IS a "read-only" image format). A lot of image
can open PNG.

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