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Re: Debian violates GPL?

On Sat, Dec 19, 1998 at 01:03:59PM -0600, Rob Browning wrote:

> John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:
> > CVS is poor for archiving binaries.  For compressed files,
> > especially, it is no better than having all old versions around.
> I wasn't proposing archiving any binaries.

I'd like you to tell me how orig.tar.gz isn't binary.

> > Furtermore, you'd need to distribute all the ,v files on the mirrors
> > so that people not working from master could get older versions.
> > Mirrors would have to have cvs servers running for those that need
> > older versions.
> I wasn't proposing that the CVS server necessarily be open to
> anonymous access.  I was proposing it as a way to make sure we can
> satisfy the "source availablity clause" on demand.

How can we satisfy that clause without making it available for anonymous

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