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Binary vs. Binary Code?


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Does anyone know if there is a differnce between "Binaries" and "Binary Code"?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi Question1,

That depends on the context.
The term "binary code" can mean several different things.
The same applies to the word binaries.

The most usual meanings are "executable files" for binaries (goes back to the expression universal binary as used by Apple) and "binary code" are strings of 0's and 1's normally 8 digits long.

Can you give us some more information on what exactly you want to know or how the comparison was used?

Regards,
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Thanks for the reply. I have an assignment to do and it said the following:

We know that the BSD license permits relicensing of code licensed under it, whether it is binary or source, modified or unmodified, under any license. The GPLv2 and v3, on the other hand, permits relicensing of the code, modified or unmodified, binary or source, only under the GPL

For this assignment I want you to create a portion of the NYLAW Open Source license that falls somewhere in between the BSD and GPL. That is:
1. Binaries may be relicensed under any agreement
2. Source code, if distributed, must be made available under the NYLAW Open Source license.
3. If you make derivative works, and distribute the binaries for that code, you are required to make the source code available to your modifications.


So I was wondering what #1 meant. Any other insight?

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In this case, I think the definition you are looking for is:

source code[/url]).


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Thanks.

That's what I thought before reading this part of the assignment:

"relicensing of the code, modified or unmodified, binary or source" --Which I interpret as meaning Binary Code or Source Code. Does that mean it's the 0 & 1 numbers?
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