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[mkgmap-dev] mkgmap.jar download possibility / license compatitibility

From Felix Hartmann extremecarver at googlemail.com on Sun Sep 5 15:20:13 BST 2010

  On 05.09.2010 16:12, Steve Ratcliffe wrote:
> On 02/09/10 21:13, Felix Hartmann wrote:
>> As far as I understand, as soon as I offer mkgmap.jar to download
>> somewhere, or include it somewhere, I have to host/supply the sourcecode
>> too (forever - or whatever forever means), or am I wrong?
> You certainly don't have to host it forever.  You only have to allow
> people access to the source at the time they access the binary. If
> they don't take the oportunity to download it they can't come back in
> 20 years and demand it then or anything like that.
>> I have no problems putting a mkgmap.jar standalone file for the intended
>> use (recreating address index / overview map for existing .img maps) on
>> my own (sponsored) server - but cannot fully grasp what I have to do to
>> achieve this. The mkgmap-latest download is not really nice, because it
> There is no problem with extracting the jar file and hosting that.
> Strictly speaking you should also put the mkgmap-latest-src.tar.gz
> there as well or an archive of the actual source that was used to
> build the jar.
> If you just place the corresponding source along side the mkgmap.jar
> file on your server and let interested people know somehow that it is
> there that is enough.
> But if the source is unaltered from that on mkgmap.org.uk and you just
> link there I am not going to mind.
Well linking is not practical, because as said, mkgmap-latest.tar.gz 
includes much stuff different from the plain mkgmap.jar. So unpacking 
via bash/batch is more complicated (subfolder and other stuff).
> ..Steve

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