[sldev] GPL issues....

Nik Radford nik at terminaldischarge.net
Tue Aug 19 01:42:04 PDT 2008



---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Re: [sldev] GPL issues....
From:    "Ambrosia" <chaosstar at gmail.com>
Date:    Tue, August 19, 2008 9:36 am
To:      "Nik Radford" <nik at terminaldischarge.net>
Cc:      sldev at lists.secondlife.com

>Well, Henri needs to put a written offer of the source code on his site,
but yeah.

> 'If you want the source code sent to you instead of just grabbing the
patches and LL code from that link, send me an e-mail.'

> That's all that'd be required. Then Gareth would make his request,
Henri'd give him the source, and all the other people would happily
continue to use the link to the LL homepage to get it instead of writing
a letter. Sounds like the best solution to me.

On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 10:29, Nik Radford <nik at terminaldischarge.net> wrote:
>> ---------------------------- Original Message----------------------------
>> Subject: Re: [sldev] GPL issues....
>> From:    "Nik Radford" <nik at terminaldischarge.net>
>> Date:    Tue, August 19, 2008 9:29 am
>> To:      "Ambrosia" <chaosstar at gmail.com>
>> Well he doesn't have to supply the full source on the site.
>> Going back to Gareths words about a written request, Henri can just give
>> the complete source code only when asked for by written request.
>>From the FAQ This is for GPLv2 which is what the viewer is licensed under:
>> What does "written offer valid for any third party" mean in GPLv2? Does
>> that mean everyone in the world can get the source to any GPL'ed program
>> no matter what?
>>    If you choose to provide source through a written offer, then anybody
>> who requests the source from you is entitled to receive it.
>>    If you commercially distribute binaries not accompanied with source
>> code, the GPL says you must provide a written offer to distribute the
>> source code later. When users non-commercially redistribute the
>> binaries they received from you, they must pass along a copy of this
>> written offer. This means that people who did not get the binaries
>> directly from you can still receive copies of the source code, along
>> with the written offer.
>>    The reason we require the offer to be valid for any third party is so
>> that people who receive the binaries indirectly in that way can order
>> the source code from you.

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