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Re: Binary Version for Mac OS X?

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Binary Version for Mac OS X?
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 17:58:00 -0600
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According to herb on 6/21/2007 4:25 PM:
> Hi there.  I have created a Mac OS X 10.4 package that installs
> Autoconf 2.61.  I was wondering if it was "allowed" to have it
> uploaded to the ftp site.  Would it break any rules, such as the fact
> that the Mac OS X "Installer" program is proprietary software?  Even
> though Installer is proprietary software, the package is not software
> at all, and installer is just opening it.  Or is there not allowed to
> be any proprietary software in the equation at all?

If it is a MacOS specific binary, you are probably better off trying to
post it on a MacOS site.  The site tends to focus on source
distribution, not pre-compiled binaries.  And you are correct that using
GNU sites to distribute proprietary products violates the GNU philosophy
and will not be permitted.

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