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kunkie
11-05-2003, 03:18 PM
For GNU GPL licence software you have to provide source code.


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If you do have sourcecode can you please provide it on free software such as Virtualdub and DC++.

locustfurnace
11-05-2003, 05:07 PM
thats left to to admins to handle this issue, if they do not want to include source code, then i guess they can just remove the app from the site.

if you are seriously wanting source code, and not just complaining about a infraction of the GPL (which Michael Robertson would be a better candidate to complain about for not hosting source code from all the code he has used from the Debian project to build his Lindows OS, check that site, not a drop of source code), but if you wanting source code you can get just about any version of VirtualDub with sources here
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/virtualdub/
DC++ and sources
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/dcplusplus/

just another reason the GPL is considered viral in nature, better to use a app under a BSD license so you can exclude the source code if you chose. but thats another debate not for this board.