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[] [Bug 269184] New: CDT user docs contain direct links to downloadable GPL'd EXEs  
Product/Component: CDT / cdt-doc
           Summary: CDT user docs contain direct links to downloadable GPL'd
           Product: CDT
           Version: 6.0
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: cdt-doc
        AssignedTo: cdt-doc-inbox@xxxxxxxxxxx
        ReportedBy: martin.oberhuber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
         QAContact: doug.schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                CC: wayne@xxxxxxxxxxx,
        Depends on: 246945

Created an attachment (id=129207)
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Screenshot of relevant CDT user docs

CDT build ID: 5.1m4 (

In the CDT User doc's "Before you begin" section, there are hyperlinks which
directly point to downloadable artifacts (.EXE, .tar.gz) that are under GPL.
See attached screenshot.

It is my understanding of the policy on
which is linked from

that this is forbidden. That policy only talks about the website, but I seem to
remember that we also need to be careful with hyperlinks that are part of the
packages / products that we deliver from If that were not the
case, wouldn't we also be allowed to have URLs to external p2 repositories
embedded into our features?

Wayne, can you clarify the policy or point to a place where this is described?

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