On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 3:47 PM, Jim Hall <jh...@freedos.org> wrote:
> But 3(b) in the GNU GPL says source code should be available up to
> three years after they download the binary, upon request.

The problem is that this is generally taken to mean "The source that
produced the particular binary the user has", so that the user can get
the source, reproduce the build environment, and create a duplicate of
the binary they have.

Since the state of the source in an open source product is variable,
current source may not build, let alone duplicate the user's binary,
so you can't just point at the development repository when people
inquire about source.

If you keep older binaries around, the source that produced them is
more or less required.  Your practice looks like the best compromise.

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