This clause exists in the GPL to prevent some company from sending you a printed book of source code. I find it extremely dishonest to start arguing about an individual persons interpretation of this clause without consideration of that history or the reason it exists. You simply can't be willy nilly redefining intent however you like and examining this in a vacuum.
Any court of law that finds the GPL language ambiguous is going to go back and read the history of the clause and what it was intended to mean. That simple review can be conducted with a Google search that points out RMS defined this clause as trying to prevent the paper copy exploit. Any other description of this clause is disingenuous at best and this debate should have never made it past that cursory review.
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