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The "preferred form for modification" varies in time and space.
We know what the preferred form for the Linux kernel is because major distributors like Debian and--until recently--Red Hat supplied it.
This means that anyone distributing GPL code is in violation of the GPL
Posted Mar 10, 2011 17:18 UTC (Thu) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
Course, wrt Linux, if *all* the kernel copyright holders don't have a problem with packagers not distributing the history of their fork, then there's not a problem.
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