Downloading Source Archives

It's impossible to find tarballs of the sources from the information on this page. You might as well tell people to just check it out with cvs. I tried to find the sources for thunderbird; it's only because I had prior knowledge of things that I could find a path. In the end I just did a cvs checkout anyway. Because the source snapshots are not in a seperate directory, you can't provide useful links to download the source. The ftp admins should put tarballs in common directories that have URL's that don't have the version number in them or always make a current/ directory symlink so consistant URL's can be referenced on the website. Jeff Carr 14:07, 27 December 2005 (PST)

Oh please. It's trivial to find sources from the information provided on this page. Anyways, posting to-do items for ftp admins here is pretty pointless, file bugs instead. --Nickolay 14:18, 27 December 2005 (PST)
Extended the instructions a bit in the hope that it is clear now where to get what. Andreas Wuest 20:28, 27 December 2005 (PST)

"may not be re-exported" isn't right -- re-export doesn't take place under the jurisdiction of U.S. law, and there's nothing in the license about this. "re-export might be retaliated against" would be closer. How about:

This source code is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be exported to certain countries (currently Afghanistan (Taliban controlled areas), Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria) or to persons or entities prohibited from receiving U.S. exports (including Denied Parties, entities on the Bureau of Export Administration Entity List, and Specially Designated Nationals). If you are not under the jurisdiction of U.S. law, re-exporting the source code to these countries, persons and entities may nevertheless render you subject to punitive measures by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

FTP Source

Re: I think it would be best to simply specify which projects/folders/etc are unavailable through ftp if there even are any which are not available through ftp than simply making it sound like it is more difficult than it could otherwise be. --Callek 19:38, 2 April 2006 (PDT)