[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #16517: What about / Whom to ask for full/missing wordpress source-code?

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#16517: What about / Whom to ask for full/missing wordpress source-code?
 Reporter:  hakre               |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)        |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal              |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  WordPress.org site  |    Version:
 Severity:  normal              |   Keywords:
 The [http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/  wordpress software
 packages to download form the website] contain ''mostly'' source-code.

 But as it's known, there are files and parts in these, that are binary
 blobs and w/o their source as specified in the terms of the GNU GPL.

 According to §1, §2 and §3 of the terms
 [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html of the GNU GPL v2], the
 wordpress project must offer full source-code in order to distribute the
 whole package under GPL.

 In §3 it's made more specific what sources are:

 > The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for
 making modifications to it. For an executable work, complete source code
 means all the source code for all modules it contains, plus any associated
 interface definition files, plus the scripts used to control compilation
 and installation of the executable. However, as a special exception, the
 source code distributed need not include anything that is normally
 distributed (in either source or binary form) with the major components
 (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on which the
 executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies the executable.

 I was looking over the wordpress homepage but I could not find any
 information where to obtain the according sources that are missing from
 the packages - either in full source packages or in it's additional form.

 Probably I've overlooked something, please help me obtaining such

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