Thomas Bliesener wrote:
> Perhaps it's worth to mention 3b):
> b) Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three years,
> to give any third party, for a charge no more than your cost of
> physically performing source distribution, ...
How is that different to (2)?
(2) The distributor can give the user an offer to provide the
source to anyone (not merely ones own customers) at a later date.
Pointing to a third party (e.g. another company that sells source CDs)
is not sufficient.
> Otherwise somebody could "solve" this nasty source CD problem ;) with a
> higher price for the source CDs.
Well, assuming a company like cheapbytes sells binary cds at a very low
price and I'm requesting the source cds and they have to be manually
burned, they'll probably be of higher price than the binary cds.
But... even using price * 10 is ok according to the GPL, you don't
have to distribute it for free, a reasonable fee for your work is
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