On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 1:30 AM, Dennis E. Hamilton
Ignoring the repetition on who is entitled to source code and how they are told about it, I would
like to know the answers to some very specific, tangible matters closer to home. My question is
basically whether the terms of a GPL license attached to a software distribution are applicable to
that software distribution, not just downstream derivatives of it. I assume the answer is yes.
WHY I ASK
I have a copy of LibreOffice 3.3.2 installed on my computer. I am looking for any place that I am
offered access to the specific (or, indeed, any) source code for the LibreOffice 3.3.2 distribution
that I have installed (en-win-x86).
Admittedly, I never checked the UI text as to where you can get the
To build LibreOffice, I would simply follow the instructions at
which cover different operating systems.
By following the instructions, you create a local "repository" of the
and this repository has *all* versions of LibreOffice (such as 3.3.2
and 3.4.0) and you can select which to build.
It should take you a few hours of downloading + compilation to create
your own LibreOffice.
If you have a fast Internet speed and a good computer, it should take
you about 3 hours of compilation.
Your question is actually about whether we can make the Help→License
information more informative
so that users who would like to build LibreOffice, will get directed
to the How_to_build page.
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