Ubuntu from source

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Wed Sep 23 23:15:27 BST 2009


Rashkae wrote:

> Strictly speaking, you are wrong.  Forgive me if I don't quote you
> directly from the GPL, since I'm lazy, but Mephis ran headfirst into
> this problem.  Distributing a binary of a GPL program, modified or not,
> requires that you make the source available to the recipients of the
> binary.  You can comply with this by including a written offer to send
> the source for a nominal fee, but it turns out it's just easier and less
> complicated to simply include the source with the repos.  It's not
> sufficient to just rely on upstream.  (after all, upstream is under no
> obligation to keep offering the version of the source that you happen to
> have packaged.)
>

Here's a brief summary of that little drama:

http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS9113053102.html




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