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Re: [Gnumed-devel] defn of open-source

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] defn of open-source
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 08:59:57 +0200
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> this is only indirectly related to gnumed:
> looking in oscar and sapdb source, it seems that a lot of it is still 
> binary; does OS mean everything is source, and it might be somewhere
> else in the directory tree , or can a package be "OS" and still have 
> significant parts not in source?
The former Yes the latter No.

Source must be *there* and openly accessible but it need not
be the only distributed form of the thing.

If an open source package requires a certain version of
another easily accessible OS package and it ships a suitable
binary version thereof it must then NOT necessarily also ship
the source of that other package (except any changes to that

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