Launchpad - closed source

Toby Smithe toby.smithe at
Mon Nov 6 20:00:39 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 02:02 +1100, Alexander Jacob Tsykin wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 November 2006 01:45, Andrew Zajac wrote:
> > Free software is free because of the terms by which it is distributed.
> >  A free licence makes the software free - the licence is between the
> > author of the software and the person who downloads the application.
> >
> > Launchpad is not distributed.  No one else runs it but Canonical, so
> > there is no such licence that comes into play.
> >
> > The question is whether Canoncal is being a good citizen by not
> > distributing the code under a GPL-compatible licence even though the
> > goal is to not have more than one launchpad up and running.
> Actually, parts of Launchpad are distributed open source 
> (
> And the source code can be obtained jsut by asking for it. Nevertheless, my 
> feeling is that there are preconditions attached, and that the source code 
> obtained is not freely sitributable (I could be wrong, just osmething I read 
> somewhere). I think this would make it pretty conventionally non-free.

Can I have a copy? What are the conditions?

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