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Re: Corel's distro and the GPL

On Thu, Apr 13, 2000 at 11:52:30PM -0400, Tim Armbruster wrote:
> All -
> 	I have been corresponding with Bradley M. Kuhn of the Free Software
> Foundation about some concerns I have with the Corel distribution of
> GNU/Linux (the downloadable ISO).  I mailed him a listing of all of the files
> that are on the CD (it's large, so I didn't include it here).  I wouldn't
> consider myself an expert, but the source for the Free binaries does not
> seem to be there.  I think this would be a violation of the GNU GPL.	
> 	Bradley mentioned that the distribution may be based on the
> Debian release, and that you all may have some insight into Corel's release. 
> The source may be in files that I don't recognize.  I will be writing Corel
> within the next couple of days.  If you have any insight, I would like to hear
> it.

According to the GPL, it's sufficient that Corel agree to make the
source available on demand, which they do.


Jules Bean                          |        Any sufficiently advanced 
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