> From owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org Sun Feb 28 06:00:33 2010 > Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:59:56 +0000 > From: Matthew Seaman <m.sea...@infracaninophile.co.uk> > To: Erik Trulsson <ertr1...@student.uu.se> > Cc: freebsd-questions <email@example.com> > Subject: Re: selling freebsd cd for profit > > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > On 28/02/2010 11:43:42, Erik Trulsson wrote: > > The difference is that when you just give a link to a well-known site > > you have no guarantees that they will keep the source for that > > particular version of the software in question for as long as needed. > > Uh -- so what? Until the download site disappears, there's no problem. > If it does disappear, then /obviously/ you have to make alternative > arrangements. But that is a bridge that doesn't need to be crossed > until you've reached it.
NOT so. The difference _is_ that people who got the software 'before' the download site disappeared have _only_ that download site as the reference for 'where to go' to get the source. Either you (the distributor) maintain a download site yourself -- so you can guarantee that the reference you give out _will_ be good/valid for the required time after the last copy of the code you gave out, *OR* you have to maintain a list of -everyone- who got your code -- directly or *indirectly* (this is the hard part, it _is_ freely redistributable, how do you know who it was RE-distributed to?) -- so that, if/when the 'well known' site stops carrying the source, you can notify *everybody* where the 'new' download site is. If the place where you 'told' someone they could find source-code disappears before the expiration of the required time, then you _are_ in violation of the license, even if the disappearance of that site was 'through no fault of your own'. The fact that said source-code is available 'somewhere else' does *NOT* mitigate the violation of the license terms. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"