Re: amd-64 vs Pure-64
Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
The OpenOffice sources are avaible from the OpenOffice project. He just
built them for Debian AMD64.
Hamish Moffatt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
On Thu, Sep 22, 2005 at 09:23:38PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
"Marc F. Clemente" <email@example.com> writes:
I was finally able to build ooo2 from sources for amd64. Try it at:
deb http://mclemente.net/debian/ ./
If it doesn't work for you, I doubt I would be able to help
you. Constructive criticism is welcome.
You are aware that you are violating the GPL by only providing
That's a bit strong. He only has to supply them when asked.
No. From the GPL:
| a) Accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable
| source code, which must be distributed under the terms of Sections
| 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,
He isn't doing that.
| b) Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three
| years, to give any third party, for a charge no more than your
| cost of physically performing source distribution, a complete
| machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code, to be
| distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium
| customarily used for software interchange; or,
He can't realy do this via apt and even if a text file does count as
written offer he certainly doesn't even want to do this (notice the 3
| c) Accompany it with the information you received as to the offer
| to distribute corresponding source code. (This alternative is
| allowed only for noncommercial distribution and only if you
| received the program in object code or executable form with such
| an offer, in accord with Subsection b above.)
Since Debian gives no written offer he can't pass that along either.
So you see, the only thing he can do is option a. Providing source
along with the binary becomes a MUST.
What you should ask is: Marc, how did you done that? Which is what I
think you wanna know.
I don't know why you have to start bothering this way. Not all the
people have enough room to hold the complete sources, and the project
isn't *his* project (I don't even think he has modified the source, at
least not that much), it is OpenOffice, and you can download it
elsewhere. He just wanted to explain that he was able to build it for
AMD64, and probe it.
I think that he is pretending to help the community, or else: why would
he post it to the mail list?
I believe that he'll post the instructions on how he did so, and we will
be able to use OpenOffice2 native 64bits soon. But all you can do is
start with technisims. There are people out there that really violates
the GPL, and at a commercial level, why don't you go, look for them, and
start to sue them! (I would help).