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Where is the source code for Puppy?
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crankypuss

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar 2012, 17:05    Post subject:  

darkcity wrote:
what would be an ideal situation in your opinion?

gpl is to stop individuals/companies copyrighting stuff that the authors have given to the commons. Arrow


Yes, and I agree with that aspect of it.

In the early 1990s it was possible to put all the source code for a distribution on one or two cdroms. Now there is a lot more source code. The source code for Ubuntu is 3 files, two of them over 4GB and the third around 2GB. A total of 6GB would be what, around 10 cdroms at 670MB each? How long would it take to download 6GB worth of data? Maybe you have a fantastic connection, it would take a very long time for me to download it.

And most of it nobody wants all at once. A piece here and a piece there.

But if you include the binaries in a distro you have to also make the source available.

Maybe I don't understand the requirements, as it's been explained to me if you distribute a "distro" you have to make all the source code for it available even if you've never looked at it.
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar 2012, 17:24    Post subject:  

maybe it has to be available on request, I don't think it has to be supplied with binaries. the license should be included though Arrow
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