[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:  reopened
 Priority:  normal              |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  WordPress.org site  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal              |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                      |

Comment (by chipbennett):

 I'm really not interested in generating or engaging a GPL flame war. We
 apparently disagree on the clause in question, and neither will change the
 other's mind on the matter. So, I'm just going to cut to the relevant

 Replying to [comment:12 Otto42]:
 > Replying to [comment:11 chipbennett]:
 > > So where is this "designated place" from which WordPress offers for
 licensees to download source files for the binary in question?
 > From swfupload.js:
 > /**
 >  * SWFUpload: http://www.swfupload.org, http://swfupload.googlecode.com
 >  *
 >  * mmSWFUpload 1.0: Flash upload dialog -
 http://profandesign.se/swfupload/,  http://www.vinterwebb.se/
 >  *
 >  * SWFUpload is (c) 2006-2007 Lars Huring, Olov Nilzén and Mammon Media
 and is released under the MIT License:
 >  * http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
 >  *
 >  * SWFUpload 2 is (c) 2007-2008 Jake Roberts and is released under the
 MIT License:
 >  * http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
 >  *
 >  */
 > From both of those two URLs at the beginning: http://www.swfupload.org,
 http://swfupload.googlecode.com you can find several "Download" links.
 Downloading would give you the source code. 15 seconds of investigation
 would give you that.
 Please don't antagonize. I linked to the project repository already. You
 don't need to point it out to me again, sarcastically.
 > > Okay, so the link provided goes to the SWFUpload project website,
 which itself links to a googlecode repository for the code itself. Is the
 swfupload.swf source file
 somewhere in here]?
 > The main download page is right here:
 > The "core" package contains the SWF file and the source you need to
 build it.
 > > I will 100% agree that WordPress is in the clear, ''if someone can
 point out where the swfupload.swf source file is made available''. I
 assume that, if it's available,
 it's here somewhere]?
 > >
 > > Which, really, would put a quick end to this ticket.
 > *headdesk*

 By ''source file'', I am referring to the GPL definition of the term: the
 editable file, not the binary. I see the source ''binary'' file, but have
 no clue which one is the corresponding source text file.

 Look: I don't know Flash. Those files are all Greek to me. Rather than
 condescendingly smacking your head on your desk, could you instead simply
 point out which one of those text files corresponds to the binary in
 question? If you'll kindly do that, I'll be done here, as at that point, I
 will believe that the concerns of the ticket itself have been satisfied.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/16517#comment:13>
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