[Mailman-Users] Mailman Problems under OSX Lion
fmouse at fmp.com
Mon Aug 20 21:27:30 CEST 2012
On Mon, 2012-08-20 at 21:39 +0300, Geoff Shang wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Aug 2012, Brad Knowles wrote:
> > I've got a copy of Mountain Lion server (it's only $20), and the code in
> > question is Python, so it has to be shipped as source. So, if we want
> > their changes, it's easy enough to get them.
> Actually, it doesn't have to be shipped as source. They could ship just
> the .pyc files.
The GPL only requires that the source be "made available", yes? So
functionally the .pyc files would be adequate for all but a few files
such as Defaults.py, with the full .py source withheld pending a
specific request for it, as prescribed by the GPL. Doing this would
minimize redundancy and would make sense, from the point of view of a
proprietary software vendor such as Apple.
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