>>>> David Kastrup <dak(a)gnu.org> writes:
David> That does not mean that XEmacs central is not free to throw
David> away Makefile and autoconf from upstream and replace them by
David> whatever is more convenient for them, but it does mean that
David> whatever they replace it with for the sake of building this
David> particular package has to accompany the package or be
David> downloadable from the same location.
The GPL issue must then be that the files needed to build the XEmacs
Package binaries in the XEmacs Package Tree isn't included today with
If you can't download the build structure today, except through CVS,
that is a problem then. For each SUMO release there should be a source
tar ball as well I think.
Some words on the same location issue from the GPL FAQ. I quote:
"Can I put the binaries on my Internet server and put the source on a
different Internet site?
The GPL says you must offer access to copy the source code "from
the same place"; that is, next to the binaries. However, if you
make arrangements with another site to keep the necessary source
code available, and put a link or cross-reference to the source
code next to the binaries, we think that qualifies as "from the
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