Re: Meaning of `source code'
Bruce Perens wrote:
>From: "Oliver Elphick" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To compound the confusion, the developers have put it under the GPL!
>Please send them a polite request for the source code in Eiffel form.
>Do not say anything about the GPL just yet. Tell me what they say, or
>if they do not respond. They may simply have thought that was the best
>way to distribute the program.
>Under the GPL they are obligated to give you the Eiffel source if you
>request it and you have already received the program in the form of the
>intermediate C code. The GPL is quite clear on that. However, I would not
>dream of telling them what they are obligated to do until they have first
>declined a polite request.
I have asked them, but they do not want to distribute the Eiffel code.
I think they have dreams of making a parallel commercial distribution.
Although the GPL gives the right to the ultimate source, it is only
enforceable by the original author; so that's a dead end, isn't it?
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight http://lfix.co.uk/oliver
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