Red Hat and the GPL
Posted Mar 9, 2011 20:20 UTC (Wed) by vonbrand
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Taking this to an extreme, my preferred form for hacking on random code is a running XEmacs with a buffer open on each file. Do I have to distribute that somehow? That in the course of working on some piece of code I use (for convenience, for speeding up compilation, or any other random reason) some particular representation does not make that automatically useful for others (some people I respect use vim ;-), and thus not necesarily "preferred". So that/if Red Hat uses/used a SRPM with broken out patches at some point is wide off the mark: They have to distribute the complete source with with to rebuild the binaries, nothing more.
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