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==Definition==
 
==Definition==
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Source code is a delicate question to tackle in the broad context of free contents. For example, the GNU GPL defines it as ''"the preferred form of the work for making modifications to [the work]"''. Indeed, source code is of primary importance for many kinds of works (especially software).
 
Source code is a delicate question to tackle in the broad context of free contents. For example, the GNU GPL defines it as ''"the preferred form of the work for making modifications to [the work]"''. Indeed, source code is of primary importance for many kinds of works (especially software).
  
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==Discussion of terms==
 
==Discussion of terms==
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* ''structured'': which gives access to the structure of the work (for example, an OpenDocument file gives access to the structure of the document, whereas a PDF file doesn't)
 
* ''structured'': which gives access to the structure of the work (for example, an OpenDocument file gives access to the structure of the document, whereas a PDF file doesn't)
 
* ''modifiable'': whose format allows easy modification (including modification of structure)
 
* ''modifiable'': whose format allows easy modification (including modification of structure)
 
* ''computation'': which does not involve any creative act from a human being
 
* ''computation'': which does not involve any creative act from a human being
  
==Transitivity==
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=kitty inc.=
 
Of course, the source code must satisfy the freedoms of free content as well.
 
Of course, the source code must satisfy the freedoms of free content as well.
 
Therefore, by recursion, our definition is not weaker than the one in the GNU GPL
 
Therefore, by recursion, our definition is not weaker than the one in the GNU GPL
  
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
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* software source code
 
* software source code
 
* editable text (raw text, XML, word processor files...)
 
* editable text (raw text, XML, word processor files...)
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* tablatures, lyrics
 
* tablatures, lyrics
 
* multitracks from an audio recording
 
* multitracks from an audio recording
* multitracks from any video recording
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