Re: Availability of source code (Was: Re: OFF TOPIC about GPL enforcement (Was: Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: [Libreoffice] Proposal to join Apache OpenOffice))
On 18/06/2011 09:39, Simos Xenitellis wrote:
The spirit does go well beyond the letter.
Ideally, the 'git repositories' should be what everyone gets, rather
than a source code snapshot that has no source change history.
A couple of years ago I sent a question to FSF about meeting source code
requirements for GPLG programs. Specifically, I asked if substituting
the entire current code repository was acceptable, rather than a tarball
of the specific code that was (supposedly) used. Their response was that
the repository was acceptable. They also suggested that a ReadMe file
that contained the instructions on pulling the code that the program
used be included on the DVD.
If Bing copied Google, there wouldn't be anything new worth requesting.
If Bing did not copy Google, there wouldn't be anything relevant worth
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