> The free software community is wasting resources due to the fragmented > approach to the format of source code distribution.
> I would like to see a co-operative distribution method between > distributions and the individual project release managers that - > Allows > distributions to use the pristine source archive as the primary source > of their upstream source code, leaving only the metadata and patches > in their source package.
Does this respect the letter of the GPL and not just the spirit? We distribute binaries and rely on a third party to distribute source? Or are we a member of that third party, making that okay?