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Re: Corel's distro and the GPL

On Fri, Apr 14, 2000 at 03:43:53PM +0800, Ian McKellar wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 13, 2000 at 11:52:30PM -0400, Tim Armbruster wrote:
> > 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.	
> So long as they make the source available, its okay. If you've bought Corel 
> Linux and you ask Corel for the source for one of the pieces of Free 
> Software on the CD, they have to supply it to you.

More importantly though, they have to provide source to the binaries they
have compiled. So if they made any changed to GPL software, they have to
provide those changes.


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