Re: Distributing GPL software.
Alexander Terekhov writes:
> On 1/12/06, Mahesh T. Pai <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Download the binary and the *corresponding* source code. While
> > distributing only the binary. put on the CD, a file saying that the
> > source code to every binary on the CD is available from you to the
> > person you gave the cd. (``Sources are available from <address>''
> > will do). Now, if somebody says that you are doing commercial
> > distribution, you can comply by giving sources to the persons who
> > contact you at the <address>. (you now comply with 3(b) ).
> Hey Carrera, just ignore what the GNUtians say. If somebody says
> that you must give sources "or else", reply "17 USC 109, piss off".
Here is a suggestion of how you can put your bizarre legal theory to
1) Buy a copy of relatively pricey commercial software.
2) Buy a computer without that piece of software on it.
3) Install the software on that computer, since you are allowed to
make the installation copy by license or statute.
4) Sell or gift the computer to someone else.
5) Repeat steps 2 through 4 until the software vendor sues you.
6) Claim 17 USC 109 as a defense.
7) Let us know how it turns out.
8) Until then, stop spamming Debian mailing lists and be a little more
polite when you do post.