The git tree is the source code
Posted Nov 15, 2012 13:36 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand
In reply to: The git tree is the source code
Parent article: Introducing RedPatch (Ksplice Blog)
I can get Linus' kernel source as a tarball, unpack it and make a git repo for my own use, and thus have a set up that makes my development more productive. I might even throw in some other, closed source tools for my own pleasure. That doesn't mean anybody is entitled to said tools results. What GPL demands is the source code to study and modify, not random gossip on who wrote what line and changed what else. The same way it doesn't require anybody to ship the editor, compiler and whatnot the developers require for their work.
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