Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2002/04/19/19:03:09
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Earnie Boyd [mailto:earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com]
> Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 12:20 AM
> <Section 2.a>
> You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices
> stating that you chaned the files and the date of any change.
> </Section 2.a>
> A differences file alone doesn't accomplish. You must state
> in the file header (a prominent place of notice) that you
> changed the file.
Given the definition of a prominent place of notice, it can be argued
that a difference file is just that. It's prominent and states the exact
changes made - in both human and computer readable form no less.
> Back to the subject at hand, source packaging and the con to
> Robert's argument. I can in my wisdom download the
> individual binary and accompaning source. At that point I
> should be able to rebuild an exacting duplicate from the
> source package with supplied scripts found within the source
Exactly. 'source package' here can mean more than one file. There is no
requirement in the GPL that the source be provided as a single entity,
just that it be provided in it's entirety. So I don't understand your
reasoning for why a pristine source + patches + cygwin build script does
not meet the criteria. Certianly debian + *BSD ports systems seem to
find it feasible.
> <Section 3, para. 5>
> These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If
> identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the
> Program, and can be reasonably considered independent and
> separate works in themselves, then this License, and its
> terms, do not apply to those sections when you distribute
> them as separate works. But when you distribute the same
> sections as part of a whole which is a work based on the
> Program, the distribution of the whole must be on the terms
> of this License, whose permissions for other licensees extend
> to the entire whole, and thus to each and every part
> regardless of who wrote it. </Section 3, para 5>
Yup. That's what we are conforming with.
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