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From: Stuart Herbert <stuart.herbert@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] GPL and Source code providing
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 09:47:30
Message-Id: b38c6f4c0606280244p2b71eb55wec7d0a78ed7384a3@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] GPL and Source code providing by Mivz
Hi,

On 6/28/06, Mivz <mivz@×××××××××××××.net> wrote:
> Hello, > > I have just read the following story, which scared me a bit: > > http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/06/23/1728205&tid=150 > > Does this obligation, to provide your own source, also count for a none > Gentoo developer making a overlay tree for one of his projects which is > licensed under de GPL-2? Because that is a derived distro form Gentoo > right? > Would that mean that, if u write software using the portage system, that > every package that is used by one of your own should be available from a > server of your own? > If, the developer should also provide it's own file server with all > those packages, this would cause that every developer that wanted to > make a overlay should be a Gentoo file mirror? > > Do my senses run wilde? Your just my imagination? > Do I understand this right? > > Mivz
Questions on how the law affects Gentoo are best put to the Gentoo Trustees, who have access to our lawyers. They're the only people who should be commenting on legal stuff like this. Best regards, Stu -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list