Fwd: [sldev] GPL issues....

Gareth Nelson gareth at litesim.com
Sun Aug 17 08:18:04 PDT 2008

gmail, you anger me!

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From: Gareth Nelson <gareth at litesim.com>
Date: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: [sldev] GPL issues....
To: Michael Schlenker <schlenk at uni-oldenburg.de>

And of course no such written offer is to be found on the 3rd-party
viewer download pages which prompted me to start this thread

On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Michael Schlenker
<schlenk at uni-oldenburg.de> wrote:
> Gareth Nelson schrieb:
>> 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
> True. But your not required to publish the full source in a public place
> anyway. Its enough to offer to send them on request.
> Michael

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