Re: Some question in regard to Lindows
>>>>> "nick" == Nick Phillips <email@example.com> writes:
nick> On Thursday, January 9, 2003, at 10:39 am, A.J. Rossini wrote:
>>>> Incorrect. The GPL requires that you *either* provide sources
>>>> immediately, *or* provide
>>>> a written offer to do so. If you provide the written offer then you
>>>> must provide source not
>>>> only to the person(s) to whom you provided the binaries and the
>>>> original offer, but also
>>>> to *ANY THIRD PARTY*.
>> who has a copy of the written offer.
nick> Nope. Section 3b of the GPL just says "any third party". Which
nick> evidently includes those
nick> in possession of the written offer...
nick> I guess the rationale is something along the lines that they
nick> must provide source to any third party who might conceivably
nick> have had a copy of the written offer passed on to them by
nick> the original recipient, and that that effectively means "any
nick> third party".
Not quite -- the written copy can be given to any third party with
transfer of binaries, but it still must be given/recieved. Read the
FAQ that I pointed you to again.
I.e. the second party (commericial entity selling code, or user)
recieves a means of requesting the code which can be granted to a
third party (user, or user's buddy).
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