Providing source code along with binaries - was Re: [GRASS-dev]
WinGRASS-6.3.0RC5 Self Installer
neteler at osgeo.org
Tue Mar 25 11:42:53 EDT 2008
On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 1:18 PM, Moritz Lennert
<mlennert at club.worldonline.be> wrote:
> On 25/03/08 10:13, Markus Neteler wrote:
> > Moritz Lennert wrote: ...
> >> 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" ?
Perhaps Linux, Mac, Ultrix, DEC, ...? binaries require different
source packages. So we would accumulate a lot once we start to
provide more binaries (as soon as the OSGeo buildbot is open for
> > 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.
Just curious why this didn't came up earlier (GPL change in 1999).
>From the same place would cover
> > 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).
If we/us/PSC decides that we want to provide all (!) the needed source
code packages, we need a systematic approach. I still don't think that
we should just throw stuff into the mswindows/ directory.
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