Re: License issue with AppImage file in Ark repo
- Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:46:41 -0700
- From: Thiago Macieira <thiago@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: License issue with AppImage file in Ark repo
On quarta-feira, 27 de julho de 2016 12:00:28 PDT Elvis Angelaccio wrote:
> we have a an AppImage file  used as test data in Ark. This AppImage
> contains a copy of the GNU hello  binary.
> Jonathan asked us if we could add the source code of this binary, in
> order to comply with the GPL. Is it enough to add just a text file
> with a link to the source tarball ? This would avoid us to add the
> whole 681 KB tarball to the Ark repo...
Not if it points to a server we don't own or control. It would suffice for us to
put a copy of it in a KDE-controlled server.
But then every dowstream redistributor of Ark would need to do the same.
Conclusion: just include the sources. We don't need the actual tarball, much
less the pre-generated autotools files. Add a copy of the actual source of GNU
Hello, the one that the upstream developers usually work with.
Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center