[GRASS-dev] WinGRASS-6.3.0RC5 Self Installer

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Tue Mar 25 08:18:40 EDT 2008

On 25/03/08 10:13, Markus Neteler wrote:
> Moritz Lennert wrote: ...
>> I don't think this is an appropriate answer. Glynn did not 
>> necessarily mean that you are the one that has to host these files.
>>  In fact they should be on the osgeo GRASS site next to the 
>> installer, but to just shrug it off this way is not the way to go.
>>  Making sources available is a fundamental element of free
>> software.
> ...
>> So, to shorten a long discussion, I just used this simple command 
>> line to download all the source packages mentioned in your guide:
>> for i in `grep "source code" BuildFromSource.html | awk -F'=' 
>> '{print $3}' | awk -F'"' '{print $2}' | sort`; do wget $i; done
>> And I downloaded the msys, flex and bison sources manually.
>> Everything is available at 
>> http://geog-pc40.ulb.ac.be/grass/wingrass/wingrass_sources/ 
>> including the version of the GRASS sources you used (don't think 
>> this is necessary, but just to be complete). All packages are 
>> available individually, and there also is a wingrass_sources.tar 
>> which contains them all.
>> Maybe Markus can just get the tar and put it on the download site 
>> next to the installer ?
> you mean: wingrass_sources.tar	13-Mar-2008 11:48 	 45M ?
> I am not sure if we should really store that on the OSGeo server. 
> Then we have to do the same also for all the other binaries and fill
>  up the server space with overhead. If you insist, I suggest to 
> discuss this on the GRASS-PSC list.

What do you mean by "all the other binaries" ?

> We could store the hard-to-get sources, but why host PROJ4, GDAL and
>  such?

Here is what Glynn wrote a bit earlier in this thread:
> Please note that, if you provide binaries which are covered by the 
> GPL, you must provide the corresponding source code for download 
> *from the same place*. It isn't sufficient to point to the source on 
> a different site.
> Alternatively, you can provide a written offer to supply the source 
> code upon request, but that means that you have to keep those exact 
> versions of the source code handy for the next 3 years (the website 
> where you obtained it may cease to provide it when a new version is 
> released).


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