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From the GPL FAQ (was "standalone cygwin programs that use "/tmp" don't work")
On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 12:47:50PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>Let me restate it: You can't rely on the fact that the source code is
>"freely available". As I mentioned, that won't be the case for long
>with cygwin 1.3.10.
For everyone who is concerned by my insistence that people adhere to the
GPL by making sources available for download, I'd like to direct your
RMS referred me to this site after I asked him for some kind of
definitive statement on the issue so that I don't have to keep fighting
the same battle over and over again. Of course, I should have realized
that I was in no way unique and that there was already a FAQ for this.
I want to definitively state that I have no intention of providing a
backup system for people who want to point at sources.redhat.com (aka
cygwin.com) as a location to retrieve sources for the binaries that they
are making available. If you are releasing binaries of any GPLed
software you *must* make the sources available via the same mechanism.
You cannot rely on me to keep the sources for your release binaries
I'd suggest giving the whole FAQ a read, it clears up a lot of these
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