#3 missing source code: gpl violation


winpenpack has many open source programs in it but is not making source available. softwares like openoffice, filezilla, vlc. gpl requires making source avaailable hosted by the person providing the binary. so winpenpack violating the gpl.


  • Danix

    Danix - 2009-03-07

    You must know that our project is a TRUE open source project, as anyone can see browsing SVN. We have not included the sources of portabilized programs because the GPL says: "You may copy and distribute the Program [....] accompany it with the information you received as to the offer to distribute corresponding source code".
    Furthermore, most programs transformed into X-Softwares are very popular programs whose sources are already present in their related projects on Sourceforge. However, since our intentions are HONEST and we always wanted to respect rules and licenses, from now we will upload all sources of portabilized programs, as well as our launchers sources and binaires, as we are already doing.

  • Danix

    Danix - 2009-03-07
    • status: open --> pending-accepted
  • Danix

    Danix - 2009-03-07
    • status: pending-accepted --> closed-fixed
  • Danix

    Danix - 2009-03-07
    • assigned_to: nobody --> winpenpack

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