"You may redistribute the source code of this program subject to the condition that you do not first modify it in any way"


'First' is used to mean 'beforehand', so a condition for redistributing the source code is that you don't alter it before redistribution.

  • is it the same as "it is not allowed to distribute modified source code"? – Max G. Apr 21 at 10:44
  • Yes, though it's ALSO saying that you MAY distribute unmodified source code. – Philip Wood Apr 21 at 11:20

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