[openstack-dev] [Horizon] the future of angularjs development in Horizon

Fox, Kevin M Kevin.Fox at pnnl.gov
Fri Nov 21 20:39:04 UTC 2014

Simply having a git repository does not imply that its source.

In fact, if its considered compiled (minified), I'm thinking the debian rules would prevent sourcing from it?

From: Donald Stufft [donald at stufft.io]
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 8:39 AM
To: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [Horizon] the future of angularjs development      in Horizon

> On Nov 21, 2014, at 11:32 AM, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:
> On 2014-11-21 07:31:36 -0500 (-0500), Donald Stufft wrote:
>> You can’t. Bower doesn’t have “traditional” packages where you take a
>> directory and archive it using tar/zip/whatever and then upload it to
>> some repo. Bower has a registry which maps names to git URLs and then
>> the bower CLI looks up that mapping, fetches the git repository and then
>> uses that as the input to the “look at metadata and do stuff with files”
>> part of the package manager instead of the output of an un-unarchival
>> command.
> This raises interesting free software philosophy/license
> questions... how do I redistribute (or even examine) the "source" of
> a bower-managed package? Is there a way without actually
> reverse-engineering the toolchain?

Well it’s a git repository, so you could just clone it and look at it.

Donald Stufft
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