Re: Pristine source archive

From: Peter S Galbraith <GalbraithP(at)dfo-mpo(dot)gc(dot)ca>
To: Glenn McGrath <bug1(at)optushome(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: Pristine source archive
Date: 2002-04-15 13:25:01
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> 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?

Just wondering...



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