" The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for making modifications to it. For an executable work, complete source code means all the source code for all modules it contains, plus any associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to control compilation and installation of the executable. " >From http://gpl-violations.org/faq/sourcecode-faq.html Sounds like theres quite a case here, no? -----Original Message----- From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Lucian Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 3:07 AM To: CentOS mailing list Subject: Re: [CentOS] Centos 6 Update? On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 1:00 AM, Jerry Franz <jfranz at freerun.com> wrote: > On 04/07/2011 03:52 PM, Scott Silva wrote: >> >> The GPL says they must release source. It doesn't say they have to also >> release any magic spells they use to compile it. >> > > Actually, it *does*. If the code was released with missing 'magic fairy > dust' required to actually compile the GPL derived binaries they > release, they would be in violation of GPL2 section 3. > > You should read http://gpl-violations.org/faq/sourcecode-faq.html to > understand the implications of the GPL on source code release. You want > to read the sections on 'What are "scripts used to control > compilation"?' and 'What are "scripts used to control installation"?' Interesting. I wonder how would RedHat respond to this. _______________________________________________ CentOS mailing list CentOS at centos.org http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos ________________________________ This e-mail is confidential and may contain legally privileged information. It is intended only for the addressees. If you have received this e-mail in error, kindly notify us immediately by telephone or e-mail and delete the message from your system.