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Re: census: missing source packages

On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:28:08 +0200
Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@deb.at> wrote:

> * Stefano Zacchiroli <leader@debian.org> [2011-06-21 09:13:12 CEST]:


> > Aside, on the derivative guidelines we should mention clearly that
> > not providing sources is not OK and likely to get derivatives into
> > trouble.
>  It should also make it clear that this is not because Debian is "not
> happy" with that but because actually they are violating the licenses
> under which they received the software.

I agree.

> * Karl Goetz <karl@kgoetz.id.au> [2011-06-21 03:52:58 CEST]:
> > As far as enforcing copyright, nothing. If there are tools created
> > by DDs (or contributors) it might be worth telling them, as they
> > are in a position to demand the derivative picks up their game.
>  Actually, no. Everyone receiving a GPLed binary from them is in the
> position to demand the source for it, so there is no need to find an
> author to prod them.

You're right, i worded that badly.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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