Re: Debian on one dvd?
On Thursday 15 December 2005 00:04, Benjamin Seidenberg wrote:
> IIRC, the sources have to be distributed in the same medium (Optical).
> It's easy to see why, someone could install off a DVD and not have
> internet access (or sufficient bandwidth) to be able to download the
> sources, and they are entitled to the sources too...thus optical
> distribution is a necessity.
Hi Benjamin, and list,
As far as i understand it, need to distribute sources comes from GPL,
which reads, as it's third condition :
3. You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it,
under Section 2) in object code or executable form under the terms of
Sections 1 and 2 above provided that you also do one of the following:
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,
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,
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.)
The source code for a work means <snipped>
If distribution of executable or object code is made by offering
access to copy from a designated place, then offering equivalent
access to copy the source code from the same place counts as
distribution of the source code, even though third parties are not
compelled to copy the source along with the object code.
Here i think clause b) is sufficient,
as info on debian servers is machine-readable,
and the internet is a medium customarily used for software interchange.
So clause c) is not needed.
Last paragraph is not applicable, and though it gives impression that
'offering access' is only OK if binaries were gotten from same place,
it does not actually state that, so we are not bound by that.
And in case you don't agree with that, clause c) can be used,
as all packages on this DVD come from a Debian release,
which was gotten with an offer to distribute source,
and you only redistribute (unmodified) from that distribution,
so pointing to debian.org's servers is explicitly OK.
have fun !