Re: Is NPL DFSG complient or not?
Philip Hands wrote:
> > Richard Braakman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Yeah, but that's only option b). You also have option a), which is to
> > distribute binary and source together, like we do. Then you can drop
> > the source as soon as you drop the binary. The NPL has no such option.
> Yes it does.
> The 12 month restriction is part of a sub clause, which only applies if you
> chose not to supply the source on the same media as the binaries.
That's what I thought too, until I looked closer :-)
Here it is again:
3.2. Availability of Source Code.
Any Modification which You create or to which You contribute must be
made available in Source Code form under the terms of this License
either on the same media as an Executable version or via an accepted
Electronic Distribution Mechanism to anyone to whom you made an
Executable version available; and if made available via Electronic
Distribution Mechanism, must remain available for at least twelve (12)
months after the date it initially became available, or at least six
(6) months after a subsequent version of that particular Modification
has been made available to such recipients. You are responsible for
ensuring that the Source Code version remains available even if the
Electronic Distribution Mechanism is maintained by a third party.
This clause poses specific extra requirements when an Electronic
Distribution Mechanism is used to distribute the source. I hardly
think that "on the same media" can refer to ftp sites.