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Re: Source ISOs

On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 04:10:06PM +0200, Lucio Crusca wrote:
> Hello everybody.
> I'm a Debian CD vendor and a customer asked me the source distribution 
> (woody). However I and my customer both don't know how one can install those 
> CDs, and I'd like to know what exactly a source distribution is before 
> selling one.
Source CDs contain the source packages of the binary packages distributed on
the binary CDs. In short it's the source code of the software. I advice you
to read through the GPL and other licences cause some force you to distribute
the source code along with the binary stuff. Ah and talking about the GPL
afaik you've to archiv the source code for the stuff you distribute in binary
for 5 years.

> Is there an installer that compiles packages on the fly? Or 
> should he install the binary for its platform first and then use the sources 
> from the source ISO if he likes?
The source is avaible to keep it free as in free speech not to install the
You should read through the licences under which the software is licenced to
you that you're distributing.

It ain't so bad bein' alone if you know it'll never last nothing lasts forever
'cept the certainly of change and love's the same It's a game with simple rules
If you think it's forever then you're nothing but a fool
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