[Fedora-legal-list] Allow to delete builds/coprs from playground? (was: Re: Meeting minute from Env-and-Stacks WG meeting (2014-04-15))

Richard Fontana rfontana at redhat.com
Tue Apr 15 20:43:02 UTC 2014

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 05:09:02PM +0200, Honza Horak wrote:
> * we're not sure if deleting packages in playground would violate
> GPL (legal list CC'd and the question could be -- "Is it violation
> of GPL if we offer RPMs and SRPMs at some point and delete them
> after some time?" -- now it seems like common scenario, happening
> every day, but rather asking to be sure)

If the RPM is available from T0 to T1, and the code in the RPM is
covered by the GPL (or other copyleft license, say), then from T0 to
T1 access to the complete corresponding source code (let's assume the
corresponding SRPM) must also be available "in the same way through
the same place". Once you delete the RPM at T1, having made the SRPM
available also in the same way through the same place from T0 to T1,
then you could delete the SRPM too.

Assuming relatively normal Fedora-style RPMs and SRPMs of course.

- RF

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