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Subject: RE: strange source packaging?
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Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 23:05:53 +1000
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "Charles Wilson" <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
Cc: "Corinna Vinschen" <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Wilson [mailto:cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu] 
> Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 10:57 PM
> To: Robert Collins
> Cc: Corinna Vinschen
> Subject: Re: strange source packaging?
> 
> 
> Robert Collins wrote:
> 
> 
> > And the GPL requires us to document the changes made - if 
> we have the 
> > patch pre-applied, with no reverse patch, then this isn't the case. 
> > Asking folk to go elsewhere to get that 'pristine' source puts the 
> > onus on the upstream to make that available, which we can't 
> do - for 
> > the same reason that folk that ship cygwin1.dll need to 
> host their own 
> > copy of the source.
> 
> 
> At the risk of wading into yet another GPL argument -- I 
> don't think the 
> GPL requires documentation of the entire provenance of 
> changes relative 
> to some external source; it's just the polite thing to do.

Section 2a is pretty clear.

Rob

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