Hardware pack questions
asac at linaro.org
Tue Sep 14 08:16:15 BST 2010
On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:14 AM, Steve Langasek
<steve.langasek at linaro.org> wrote:
> Hi James,
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 05:11:19PM -0400, James Westby wrote:
>> A further thought occurred to me the other day.
>> I assume that we have to put the source packages in the hwpack too, for
>> at least the packages with some GPL code. Given that hwpacks also serve
>> as a snapshot of the archive, we can't rely on a pointer to the original
>> archive to serve the purpose.
>> Knowing which packages to include source for will be tricky, so I would
>> implement this as source for all of them, at least to start with.
> Is it intended that pre-release hwpacks will be long-lived? I expected the
> same rules to apply as to pre-release images: ephemeral objects used during
> development that would be replaced at release time by images built from the
> final archive, leaving no lingering obligation to provide easy access to
> source for images we're no longer distributing. Are the hwpacks not going
> to follow this same release cycle?
Right, I think legally we might really not be required to do this;
however, technically it still makes sense to me to have the sources
used to produce a certain hwpack. Especially since we use ppa's or
some other archives for hwpacks which have no guarantees to keep
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