Re: MPL and Source Code
On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 01:22:50PM +1000, Craig Southeren wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Apr 2006 20:03:37 -0700
> Steve Langasek <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 12:23:09PM +1000, Craig Southeren wrote:
> > > > > Because if it is Debian policy to distribute binaries where the source
> > > > > code is not guaranteed to be publically available, then yes, I think
> > > > > that could be a problem regardless of whether the license is MPL or GPL.
> > > > The source code is guaranteed to be publicly available for as long as
> > > > the binary is, but no longer.
> > > This is in violation of most Open Source licenses.
> > > For example, the GPL requires source to be available on demand for up to
> > > three years after distribution of the binary by electronic means.
> > False. The GPL requirements are satisfied by making the source code
> > available together with the binaries. The FSF has clarified that
> > distributing works together on an ftp site satisfies the intent of the GPL's
> > requirement of "a medium customarily used for software interchange".
> Sorry, I disagree.
> Section 3 of the GPL states that the source code for a binary-only
> distribution must be available on demand for three years.
It's a good thing we're not doing binary-only distribution then.