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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Sources

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Sources
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 10:38:46 +1030

On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 16:06:51 +0200
Henry Jensen <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 21:04:39 +1030
> Karl Goetz <address@hidden> wrote:

[trim source explanation]

> > If upstreams source and yours match /exactly/ your statement might
> > hold true. if you package it in some form, you need to provide that
> > somehow.
> After some thinking, I had another thought: What if upstream doesn't
> provide the source any more? In that case the source would actual be

What indeed.

> unavailable, effectively violating the GPL. After I checked the
> already built packages of ConnochaetOS I saw that is the case for
> some packages, because there is a newer version, and the source of
> the old version wasn't available any more.

Do you distribute the packages as binaries or source? If you are
distributing source I don't see you coming into violation in that way.
If you are distributing binaries you will need to mirror the source, to
make sure its available.

AIUI of course.

> GPL 3 Section 6d states:
> If the place to copy the object code is a network server, the
> Corresponding Source may be on a different server (operated by you or
> a third party) that supports equivalent copying facilities, provided
> you maintain clear directions next to the object code saying where to
> find the Corresponding Source. Regardless of what server hosts the
> Corresponding Source, you remain obligated to ensure that it is
> available for as long as needed to satisfy these requirements.
> Because noone can give an obligation for a server that is not under 
> his control I now think, that indeed the sources must hosted by the
> project itself.
> I have made the sources available under
> now.
> Kind regards,
> Henry

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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