[aur-general] When does a package need -svn?

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Sun Apr 26 18:22:21 EDT 2009

> It is not. If you want to use b), you have to:
> - state it explicitely ;
> - keep a copy of the sources of every version you distribute in binary form for 3 years in case it is no longer available at its original location.
> I don't think it is a good thing, but that's what the GPL says. That's one of the reasons why I avoid its use when I can...

You're right. I just finished reading the discussion on the bug tracker about GPL compliance which made me realize the obligations that that clause imposes.

*heads off to review alternative software licenses*

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