[Linux-aus] Meaning of object code/binary format/executable format in GPL/BSD style licenses
benno at benno.id.au
Wed Sep 20 13:50:02 UTC 2006
On Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 15:09:30 +1000, Conrad Parker wrote:
>whether or not this answers your question, my understanding of the GNU GPL
>is that the "source" which must be made available is in the format most
>commonly edited by humans.
>ie. if you write a parser using lex+yacc, then you must distribute the
>grammar specification, not just the generated C code. If you distribute
>an MP3 of a MOD music file, you should distribute the MOD itself.
>I don't think the licensing of your control-flow graph algorithm would be
>influenced by the license on the input source that is being rendered, if
>that's what you're asking. IANAL.
Just to be clear I was talking about the licensing of the output file,
not the CFG algorithm itself.
(P.S: This isn't something *I* want to do ;)
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