[cc-licenses] Most important feature: GPL-compatibility
invernomuto at paranoici.org
Sat Jan 21 12:59:41 EST 2012
On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:32:13 -0500 drew Roberts wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 January 2012 17:19:13 Francesco Poli wrote:
> > On Thu, 5 Jan 2012 10:13:33 -0500 drew Roberts wrote:
> > > And if you never had latex yourself in the first place?
> > The definition of source is flexible enough to cope with this scenario.
> > If a recipient is not able or not willing to use LaTeX in order to
> > modify the source, he/she may take the work in some other form (in PDF
> > format, for instance), possibly convert it into another form, and
> > modify it in that other form.
> No, you are missing the point here. The original author never had latex to
> begin with. Perhaps he wrote it out longhand with ink on foolscap paper and
> scanned it in. Or took a photo of it.
In that case the source code is clearly *not* LaTeX code.
It never was in the first place.
Again, the source code is the preferred form for making modifications
to the work.
If the work is a scan or a photograph of something written by hand, the
preferred form for making modifications to the scan or to the photo is
the scan or photo itself in a preferred format.
Before someone says that the actual source is the physical paper with
the ink on it, please let's not confuse an object with a photograph of
it: they are not the same work, since taking a picture is not a purely
"mechanical" format-conversion operation.
The physical object is what is needed to take another different
photograph of it (that is to say: to re-create a similar work, not to
modify the work), while the digital photograph itself (in a preferred
format) is what is preferred to make modifications to the photograph.
New GnuPG key, see the transition document!
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
GnuPG key fpr == CA01 1147 9CD2 EFDF FB82 3925 3E1C 27E1 1F69 BFFE
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