[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Compiled files without sources????

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Compiled files without sources????
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:19:11 -0400

    > This difference is a problem -- it is like distributing a patched
    > binary.  It doesn't correspond to the source code, and doesn't comply
    > with the GPL.

    If developers are forbidden from manually altering the output of a
    compiled grammar, that is a usage restriction.

I'm not sure who you mean by "developers", and I can't understand the
rest of the sentence concretely ether, but I think you've changed the
subject.  The issue here is what we must do.

For any generated files we distribute, we must provide the
corresponding source code.  Somewhat related source code is not

If you write a script that does the editing, that will fill the gap.
The grammar file, plus the script, will add up to the source code
to produce the needed generated file.  Can you please add that
to the repository and the release tarballs?

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
www.fsf.org  www.gnu.org
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
  Use free telephony http://directory.fsf.org/category/tel/

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]