[CentOS] Where's v5.3 source RPMs?

Frank Cox theatre at sasktel.net
Wed Apr 8 21:41:30 UTC 2009


On Wed, 08 Apr 2009 21:32:36 +0100
Michael Holmes wrote:

> Not to be Mr. Goody Two Shoes, but isn't that a GPL violation? Seeing
> as you can make an RPM from an SRPM but not vice versa, and the source
> is what the GPL focuses on.

I'm not any kind of a legal expert, but I suspect that the concept of
"reasonable effort" comes into play here.

If you requested GPL source for something by snailmail letter it's not a GPL
violation if it takes the post office a few days to deliver the letter and the
guy on the other end a little longer to package and ship a CD or tape to you.

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