Mats Lidell writes:
If you can't download the build structure today, except through
that is a problem then.
I disagree. The build structure is the source for the build
structure, and we don't distribute a binary for that. The binary
packages contain their own source, complete with all the files needed
to build the binary we distribute.
For each SUMO release there should be a source tar ball as well I
Assuming that the binary tarballs do not qualify as source, that's not
good enough. The sources must be provided for *each* binary
distribution. As you know, the SUMOs lag the individual binary
packages by some months, and that SUMO source would rapidly become
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
Thank you for that reference. That wording clearly sanctions our
current practice. (I have to wonder if a lawyer reviewed it, though.)
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