source code availability

Minh Ha Duong haduong at
Thu Oct 16 16:06:10 CEST 2008

> Someone with nick name "Rms" (I guess it's not the "real RMS" :-) ),
> started adding "Source code available:" tags to applications pages.

 Yes, I noticed that.

> I think this information is not needed on every application list. A few
> people needing it could find on the application's own page. (If there is
> no page for the application, there is usually an external HOMEPAGE link.
> That page must provide the source code then.)

  I like the idea. It may turn out that having a source-based distribution 
system with a compiler on the FreeRunner itself is the best way to go.

> I mailed the user, waiting for reply.

You invited him/her to join the list ?

> Opinions?

 rms should add a field to the "application box" template and use it.


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