[gobolinux-users] Source repositories and other suggestions

Hisham Muhammad hisham.hm at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 18:35:41 UTC 2006


On 11/24/06, Michael Homer <gobo-users-dufus at wotfun.com> wrote:
> On 11/25/06, Andy Feldman <nereusren at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 11/24/06, Fábio Mierlo <geromao at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > We have a automated tool to provide the source: Compile!
> >
> > That works... usually. The worry is that the original website may
> > suddenly go down and take the source with it, at which point we would
> > no longer be able to distribute the binary package until someone found
> > a copy of the source somewhere else.
> Ahem.
> Look here:
> http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl-faq.html#DistributeWithSourceOnInternet
> I'm not sure whether that's intended to apply only to binaries from
> modified source or not; I suspect not.
> See also
> http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl-faq.html#SourceAndBinaryOnDifferentSites
> -  specifically, "Note, however, that it is not enough to find some
> site that happens to have the appropriate source code today, and tell
> people to look there".

Ok, we'll do what we have to do to comply. I am fetching the sources
from everything included on the CD as a starting point. Then we'll
decide how to process the package stores.

-- Hisham


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