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RE: Availability of source code (Was: Re: OFF TOPIC about GPL enforcement (Was: Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: [Libreoffice] Proposal to join Apache OpenOffice))


I consider the spirit to always go beyond the letter.

We are talking past each other and I will stop now.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Simos Xenitellis [mailto:simos.lists@googlemail.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 17:44
To: discuss@documentfoundation.org
Subject: Re: Availability of source code (Was: Re: OFF TOPIC about GPL enforcement (Was: Re: 
[tdf-discuss] Re: [Libreoffice] Proposal to join Apache OpenOffice))

On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 2:50 AM, Dennis E. Hamilton
<dennis.hamilton@acm.org> wrote:
I didn't say I didn't know how to do it.  I didn't say I wanted to build it.  This is about 
honoring the spirit of the free software promise.  It is not even about building the code.  
People may want to do any number of things with the source code (inspect for bugs, for example).


To honour the "spirit" of the free software promise, it should be more
than adequate to grab the git repositories. Ask me if you want more
details for this.
To honour the "letter" of the free software promise, then you do need
those 3.3.2 tarballs.
A quick look at the TDF download website shows that it currently
covers the latest versions (due to space?), 3.3.3 for the 3.3 line,
and 3.4.0 for the 3.4 line.
Digging a bit deeper shows this
http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/tdf/libreoffice/box/3.3.2/LibO_3.3.2-2_DVD_allplatforms_de.iso
2.8GB DVD ISO which I believe has the source code.

People who actually want to do things with the source code would need
to use the git repositories, as it shows the changes between different
versions.
You can also view online your 3.3.2 branch at
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice

Simos

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