Where the Fuck Are the GPL’ed GNOBSD Sources?

The lonewolf developer of GNOBSD doesn’t have much information on his website, but he does offer links to torrents. I’d like to know where he maintains and provides sources. Are they contained in the image(s) or available in a separate location? Since this is based on Gnome, and most of Gnome is GPLv2/3, he is required to provide his sources along with makefiles and patches, etc.

If you want to distribute something like this, there are rules to follow.

3 Responses to “Where the Fuck Are the GPL’ed GNOBSD Sources?”

  1. goneforthewild Says:

    Ehm… well. Maybe it’s time for you stop ranting for a while and dive into the licenses your speaking about. OpenBSD is released under the BSD License… so nothing he’s done with the BSD Source Code needs ever being released (nor do his modification, his installer, etc …)

    If I remember correctly (and it’s a while that I’ve read the GPL v2/v3) you are required to provide the modified source of the programm you are using + all changes you made to the GPL part (here lies your error). Are you sure, that he modified Gnome?

    For the record, I’m not associated with gnobsd nor OpenBSD, I’m just pissed of by random ranting without proper facts.

    • lucky Says:

      Ehm… well. Maybe it’s time for you to read my title (GPL’ed sources) and the part I wrote specifically about Gnome. Gnome is *not* BSD and its inclusion atop any BSD-licensed software, or ANY OTHER licensed software, doesn’t change its own license or the terms of its use.

      So it also might be time for you to stop emoting over what others write and go read the GPL yourself, dipstick. Right there in its preamble it says:

      Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for them if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs, and that you know you can do these things.

      To protect your rights, we need to prevent others from denying you these rights or asking you to surrender the rights. Therefore, you have certain responsibilities if you distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it: responsibilities to respect the freedom of others.

      For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must pass on to the recipients the same freedoms that you received. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights.
      –end quote–

      Where do you see a free pass for anything? If you distribute, you’re responsible for access to source code. You can read the whole thing yourself. Which you should’ve done before posting a comment.

      As far as his own code, you’re correct that he’s free to license it as he sees fit so long as anything he uses allows him to do so. Some libraries are released under more permissive licenses, but I don’t know what he actually used for his installer. He still would have to follow the licenses of any of the libraries he linked and/or compiled against.

      Next time you’re “just pissed of by random ranting without proper facts,” go find out the facts first before making an ass of yourself. :-)

      Since you chose to escalate things with your comment, I shall take the next step of notifying GNU (Gnome is a GNU project) of possible violations of their licenses. Maybe then Stefan will comprehend why OpenBSD people don’t want to include GPL’ed software in their base. Maybe you’re not the only one who doesn’t think things through.

    • lucky Says:

      PS: Don’t worry about telling me you’re not an OpenBSD developer “for the record” or otherwise. I could already tell that much.

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