[PLUG] some clarifications on GPL

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 09:39:30 PST 2007


On 1/9/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>
> GPlv3 makes no difference in this regard. How about just reading
> http://gplv3.fsf.org instead of speculating?
>

Cluebat: http://pcburn.com/article.php?sid=1593
Original attribution:
http://trends.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/07/15/0331201
I quote:

> Richard Stallman Clarifies Source Distribution in GPL v2
> Posted on Sunday 16 July @ 00:53:18


*Richard Stallman has clarified what the GPL v2 source distribution clauses
> mean. Executive summary: If you distribute binaries on networks, you must
> also offer the source via the network. If you distribute binaries on CD, you
> must offer up the source on a companion disk or available via CD to anyone
> requesting it. *
> * *
> *He also makes note that this may be changed with the GPL v3 to allow for
> a network-only offer of sourcecode, as networks have become both prevalent
> and reliable in the intervening years since GPL v2 was released.  *
>

Disambiguation was the key word in my earlier post.  Go figure.


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