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Re: Familiar packages

On Sun, Apr 06, 2003 at 08:39:16AM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> The source is available.  I can give the details of the CVS etc.  But making 
> the source all available with the package is rather painful (someone else has 
> done the compilation etc).

GPL 3a requires you to "accompany [the executable] with the complete
corresponding machine-readable source code".  I don't think providing
pointers to CVS archives fits this meaning of "accompany".

The only other option that I can see (which AFAIK has never been used
by Debian) is that you provide a written offer to give the source code
(at cost) to any third party, according to 3b, and Debian distributes
it in non-free according to 3c.

Richard Braakman

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