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Geoff Reedy 01-16-2012 04:41 PM

Shipping only binaries for open source software
 
On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 10:41:01PM +0530, Shakthi Kannan said
> Hi,
>
> I would like to know is there a way in Fedora to ship only binaries of
> a free/open source software.
>
> Upstream releases the sources under a free/open source software
> license, but, would like one to register (for free) at their website
> before downloading the source. They want to be able to track who
> downloaded the sources.

If it's a true free/open license then it grants redistribution rights
and only one person/entity would need to register to download the
source. If such redistribution is not allowed then the license is not
acceptable for fedora anyway.

-- Geoff
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