cvs commit: ports CHANGES UPDATING ports/Mk bsd.port.mk
ports/accessibility/linux-atk Makefile pkg-plist
ports/archivers/stuffit Makefile ports/astro/linux-setiathome
Makefile ports/audio/baudline Makefile ports/audio/linux-arts ...
kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Dec 31 14:52:52 PST 2004
On Fri, Dec 31, 2004 at 11:16:56PM +0100, Erik Trulsson wrote:
> > - remove RESTRICTED from some GPL licensed ports, even when we only
> > distribute binaries, we get them from official linux sites, so
> > anyone can grab them there if he needs to
> This sound highly dubious to me, and I really don't think it satisfies
> the requirements of the GNU GPL.
There's been some discussion of this point, and there are differing
opinions. If you read the FAQ on the gnu website, it discusses this
case; they themselves say that we're allowed to point to a third party
site to obtain the source code, and the only problem is if they remove
it, which puts the burden back onto us. It's highly unlikely that
every redhat 8.0 mirror will disappear from the internet during the
period we're  obliged to provide access to source code (since those
mirror sites are also obliged to provide ongoing access to the source
code under the same terms), but if that happens then we can switch to
hosting the srpms ourselves.
 The freebsd.org project, which only provides ftp access to the
bits. CDROM resellers need to make their own arrangements to satisfy
the GPL here and elsewhere, since at least by the gnu.org
interpretation of their license they must provide sources "in kind" on
binary media to customers who bought the binaries on binary media, and
pointing obnoxious cdrom customers to a redhat mirror site isn't
enough, i.e. they need to provide the srpms (and all other GPLed
source code) on CD upon request.
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