[arch-dev-public] Tool tarball location

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 21:15:59 EDT 2007

On 10/7/07, Jason Chu <jason at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 07, 2007 at 05:18:31PM -0700, eliott wrote:
> > Wait..what is this thread about?
> > I may have lost some history due to early message deletion....
> >
> > Are we talking about storing the source to every package in our ftp tree?
> Yeah.  The GPL says that if you distribute a derivative work (binary
> package) you also have to make available the source.
> We will need a marker in the PKGBUILD to say that we can't distribute the
> source, but I'm not worried about that just yet.

Before we dive too deep into this...we only have to _make available_.
That doesn't mean we have to actually serve this up on FTP or mirror
it or anything. Just having it on the server for compliance would be
fine, as anyone that requested source could ask a developer and we
could respond.


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