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From: Wiktor Wandachowicz <siryes@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: GPL and Source code providing
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 17:10:41
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: GPL and Source code providing by Mivz
Mivz <mivz <at>> writes:

> But if your modification is on top of the Gentoo system and your build > your own Live cd, like Kororaa, do you have to provide all the sources > of all the program's on the live cd?
Well, if you *modify* programs that you want to put on said live cd (like adding your own patches, different from the official ones found in portage) then IMO you should at least give access to the patches. If you aim to create a completely separate distribution, thus using your own repository, web site and portage tree (for example), then it makes perfect sense to provide a full source code as well. But in the case of Gentoo offshot which intends to use existing Gentoo infrastucture (mirrors, sources, etc.) I'd suggest to consult the original copyright (copyleft?) holders, that means Gentoo officials. Just in case. Cheers, Wiktor Wandachowicz PS. I'll stop posting now as IANAL and the above are only my own opinions. -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list