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Re: License issue with AppImage file in Ark repo




On quarta-feira, 27 de julho de 2016 12:00:28 PDT Elvis Angelaccio wrote:
> Hi,
> we have a an AppImage file [1] used as test data in Ark. This AppImage
> contains a copy of the GNU hello [2] 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 [3]? 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.

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