Re: Debian violates GPL?
>>>>> On Sun, 20 Dec 1998 13:25:36 -0600, John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>> diffs). Also
John> Whoa, nobody's saying we need to keep every previous release
John> around! I see no case when we'd need that many. All I'm
John> arguing for, and this I believe is the same as others, is that
John> as long as there is a .deb of a certain version of a package,
John> the source used to generate that .deb ought to exist as well.
John> Please don't confuse things like that. I'm not saying we need
John> to keep *every* previous version, not at all.
Actually this is the point. The GPL says we have to be able to
provide sources for _3_years_ of our modified versions. This is the
problem that a CVS repository is trying to fix. We literally do need
to keep _every_ _version_ around for three years following our release
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