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What does it mean to "publish machine code"?

The Wikipedia article on “An Open Letter to Hobbysts” says that Bill Gates complained about hobbyists pirating his software, and due to piracy he refused to publish the machine code of his Altair ...
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Difference between machine language and machine code, maybe in the C64 community?

I've always been sure that "machine language" and "machine code" are totally synonymous and mean programming directly in the language the machine understands, whether in binary, ...
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Why does the LGP-30 leave half its instruction word unused?

I am looking at the machine code for the LGP-30, which is found to have a very strange instruction word layout. 12 ignored bits 4 bits for the opcode 2 more ignored bits 12 bits for the operand, ...
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