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Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey
- To: Michael Hirmke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey
- From: Stipe Tolj <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 08 Mar 1999 00:41:11 +0100
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Michael Hirmke wrote:
> Hi DJ,
> >> and all the other ports available at ftp.franken.de
> >Warning: I've not seen full sources on ftp.franken.de, which is a
> >violation of the GPL. You'll have to get the sources those packages
> Really? I thought, a pointer to the location of the sources would be
> sufficient!?! Besides that IMHO you have to provide the sources *on*
> *request*! For many of the packages there are in fact also source
> packages in the same directory - there are no sources on ftp.franken.de
> for packages, where the orginal source package has been used without
> modifications. In this case there is only a pointer to a location, where
> you can get the sources.
> If not, please tell me, what I have to do to fullfill the GPL! There was
> no intention to violate it.
As I mentioned in a previous mail. RedHat and SuSE don't provide ALL
sources for the pre-compiled binaries, so there is some kind of conflict
here towards GPL.
We would like to put a collection of software to a CD like RedHat and
SuSE do, if this is violating GPL, so why do they.
Stipe Tolj <email@example.com>
Cygwin Porting Project
Department of Economical Computer Science
University of Cologne, Germany
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