Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: June 13 2008,12:03
|He had to play catchup and spend a lot of time to get them together in a cd.|
One of the links I provided mentions that and quotes John about it. There had been a presumption by some derivative developers that so long as they didn't modify what they got upstream (in the case of DSL, from Knoppix and Debian) then the upstream-provided source is sufficient because they provided the binaries. The FSF/SFLC, though, said no: if you redistribute anything, the onus is on you to provide the source as well. On the spot. Mepis had to fix this. So did DSL.
Now it's this guy's turn. The GPL sources need to be available per the terms of the GPL or they need to be taken off line until he's able to comply. It's not throwing him under a bus when it's his obligation to follow the rules of developers who release their code under GPL.
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