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Re: Octave-forge and legal issues



On Mon, 2005-04-25 at 17:23 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-04-25 at 16:56 +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > Quentin Spencer wrote :
> > 
> > > 2. Create a modified source tarball with the offending code removed. 
> > > This would be easy, but the source wouldn't match the upstream source.
> > 
> > This has already been done for some packages (e.g. xmms, gstreamer-
> > plugins), and AFAIK is acceptable.
> ... unless the sources are GPL'ed. Not shipping the original sources
> would violate the GPL.
This is a nonsense. You don't have to ship original sources to comply
with GPL. You only have to ship the sources from which the binaries are
built otherwise you couldn't fork a GPLed project.

-- 
Tomas Mraz <tmraz redhat com>


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