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Re: [fab] FSF Requirements for srpm provisions



On Thu, 2006-11-02 at 10:15 -0600, Patrick W. Barnes wrote:
> On Thursday 02 November 2006 10:03, Jesse Keating wrote:
> >
> > For that matter, when we allow people to make spins of Fedora comprised of
> > their specific package set, do they have to provide the srpms of the
> > packages they used?  Is it not enough to point to the unified source
> > directories on the mirror system?
> 
> IANAL, but my understanding is that they can point back to our sources if 
> those are the sources they used to build the software.  Any modifications or 
> added software would, of course, need to have the sources provided 
> separately.  Our offers and commitments are sufficient to satisfy licensing 
> requirements in such cases.

See http://software.newsforge.com/software/06/06/23/1728205.shtml for
some apparently different opinions from a FSF GPL compliance engineer.


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