Re: RFC: Central version control for Debian
Quoting Brian May (email@example.com):
> >>>>> "Michael" == Michael Neuffer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Michael> Because it is not possible to track changes through the
> Michael> history of different versions or to recreate a certain
> Michael> source revision at a later date.
> Are we talking about upstream changes and/or debian-maintainer
Please read the GPL section 3b).
But this clearly shows that we MUST keep a history of the last three years.
We are not doing this and thus violating the GPL.
IIRC there was one incident about a year or two ago when M$ got into
trouble when it wasn't able to reproduce some parts of Windows 3.1 or 3.0
when the US Navy requested it. This tells me that there must be some
laws around that require this as well. I know for a fact that in the
banking industrie (retail and investment) you have to keep the sources
for TEN years for example.