Re: Source package containing HTML-only form of texinfo doc
On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 01:49:24PM -0400, Jordi Gutierrez Hermoso wrote:
> On 01/07/07, Vincent Fourmond <email@example.com> wrote:
> >upstream source ships with HTML-only form of the octave's texinfo
> >documentation, which is licensed under GPL. This documentation is
> >actually not installed in any binary package (for many reasons).
> Am I misunderstanding what you're saying? octave2.9-htmldoc contains
> this exact documentation that upstream is distributing.
Yes, but built from source, and the source of octave2.9-htmldoc contains the texinfo source.
qtoctave doesn't, which is a breach of the GPL: you must be able to distribute the preferred form of
modification, and not having it in the upstream sources - even when we know where they come from -
makes it delicate for us to distribute it.
In other words, any users should be able to do
apt-get source qtoctave
and modify the documentation, which is not possible as the texinfo source is missing.