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Re: Give Out Just Binary CDS [was: Paying CD vendors for freebies]

On Thu, May 27, 1999 at 09:02:33PM -0500, renfro@tntech.edu wrote:
> > However, you will have to give them a written offer, valid for at least
> > three years, to supply the source at cost if anyone asks for it.
> Would the fact that the source is publicly accessible via ftp and http
> qualify there? My reading of the GPL indicates that it would be acceptable
> for distribution purely via the net, but doesn't explicitly say that "give
> out a binary CD, have them get source from the net" is a valid option. 

No.  However the GPL v3 probably will include those as valid ways of
providing source.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>            Debian GNU/Linux developer
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* boren tosses matlab across the room and hopes it breaks into a number
  aproaching infinite peices

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