[Ilugc] [OT] To be or not to be FOSS?
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Fri Feb 22 00:48:14 IST 2008
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 12:21 AM, Rahul Sundaram
>> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html. Distribution
>> under section 3 can be done via three different conditions. These are
>> not always mutually related to each other and should be read separately.
>> If I as a distributor provide you the binary along with the source,
>> there is no requirement for me to distribute the source to any other
>> third party at all. That is 3 a)
>> 3 b) covers the case where I as a distributor do not include the source
>> along with the binary but provide you a written offer for source code on
>> demand. Here third party does not mean the entire world. Refer
> Thanks for that link.
> But what it means is that anyone who receives a copy of the binary is
> free to redistribute it to third parties and any such third party can
> write to you and ask for the source!
If the source is distributed under 3b) and not 3a). Keep that in mind.
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