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authorintrigeri <>2016-07-13 16:04:33 +0000
committerintrigeri <>2016-07-13 16:04:33 +0000
commitc22fdf7f2050fbd3879def4be0b35df5070dbdc2 (patch)
parente926ccc62a467f69ca262a8cd744b4f49f70a520 (diff)
parenta9a9dc07d85d414d7de46af5c4b48018bc9aa680 (diff)
Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/doc/6311-source-packages'
Closes: #6311
2 files changed, 15 insertions, 20 deletions
diff --git a/wiki/src/doc/about.index.mdwn b/wiki/src/doc/about.index.mdwn
index ea49a92..39045c6 100644
--- a/wiki/src/doc/about.index.mdwn
+++ b/wiki/src/doc/about.index.mdwn
@@ -4,6 +4,6 @@
- [[!traillink Why_does_Tails_use_Tor?|about/tor]]
- [[!traillink Can_I_hide_the_fact_that_I_am_using_Tails?|about/fingerprint]]
- [[!traillink Trusting_Tails|about/trust]]
- - [[!traillink License|about/license]]
+ - [[!traillink License_and_source_code_distribution|about/license]]
- [[!traillink Acknowledgments_and_similar_projects|about/acknowledgments_and_similar_projects]]
- [[!traillink Finances|about/finances]]
diff --git a/wiki/src/doc/about/license.mdwn b/wiki/src/doc/about/license.mdwn
index 2dffeec..093b326 100644
--- a/wiki/src/doc/about/license.mdwn
+++ b/wiki/src/doc/about/license.mdwn
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-[[!meta title="License"]]
+[[!meta title="License and source code distribution"]]
Tails is [Free Software]( you can download, use, and
share it with no restrictions.
@@ -8,6 +8,19 @@ Tails is released under the GNU/GPL (version 3 or above).
However, Tails includes non-free firmware in order to work on as much hardware as
+Source code
+Most of the software included in Tails is taken directly from upstream
+Debian packages and is neither modified nor recompiled by Tails.
+- The source code of software that is specific to Tails is available in
+ [[our Git repositories|contribute/git]].
+- The source code of the Debian packages included in Tails is available
+ in the [APT snapshot](
+ that we created for that version of Tails.
@@ -46,21 +59,3 @@ Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
- [[Pause|]]:
Creative Commons — Attribution, by Zech Nelson.
-Distribution of the source code
-Most of the software distributed with Tails is taken directly from
-upstream Debian packages, and is not modified or recompiled by
-Tails. Software that is modified or recompiled by Tails are available
-in [[our git repositories|/contribute/git]]. If you require or desire
-the sources for unmodified Debian upstream packages, retrieving them
-from Debian is the simplest solution for all parties (packages that can
-not be found in the regular Debian archive anymore can be found at
-According to the GPL licence (section 3(b) of the GPLv2 and section
-6(b) of the GPLv3), complete sources for all Tails releases are
-available for anyone who requests them, in DVD format, via postal
-mail, for a nominal charge. If you only require one or two source
-packages, Tails can work with you to send a copy of individual
-packages electronically.