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Re: Package Pool Proposal

Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au> writes:

> On Sun, Dec 05, 1999 at 09:14:39PM -0500, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au> writes:
> > > it makes it a whole lot more difficult to mirror only the binaries
> > > without source.
> > 
> > This is generally not allowed under the GPL.  A distributor is
> > generally responsible for distributing or making the source available
> > themselves.
> i'll be polite and simply say that this is not true.
> just because source is available does not mean i should be forced to
> mirror it. i mirror debian at work so that i can keep my debian machines
> updated from unstable. i also mirror it at home for the same reason.

If you *distribute* the source, then what I said (strictly speaking)
does apply to you.  That's the burden that the GPL places on
distributors.  If your mirror is only for your own use (as you seem to
indicate) then you aren't distributing anything, so it doesn't matter
what you do.

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