[sldev] GPL issues....

Gareth Nelson gareth at litesim.com
Sun Aug 17 08:03:14 PDT 2008


On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 1:01 PM, Michael Schlenker
<schlenk at uni-oldenburg.de> wrote:
> Jason Giglio schrieb:
>> Marine Kelley wrote:
>>> Maintaining open-source packages like this viewer is for serious people, not
>>> for us peons.
>>
>> If you are going to distribute a binary, then you must distribute the
>> sources that go with it.  It's that simple, and it's not a negotiable
>> point.
>
> And wrong.
>
> You must provide a way to get the sources, for at most the cost of doing
> the copy and the actual distribution, you are NOT required to distribute
> them with your binaries. Just read the GPL again. Distributing the
> sources together with the binaries is just one way to comply.
>
> See http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html 3 a-c
>
>
> Michael

Distributing patches is insufficient:
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#DistributingSourceIsInconvenient


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