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Re: New summary: Binary peripheral software

* John Hasler (john@dhh.gt.org) [040406 17:10]:
> Hamish writes:
> > What's to stop somebody distributing binaries for a program, licensed
> > under the GPL, and when asked for the source (in the preferred form for
> > modification), saying the binary is it? For any binary at all.

> Nothing, as long as he is the sole author.  If he isn't, he can be stopped
> by legal action by the other copyright owners.

The sole author can do anything he wants. Everyone else needs a
permission of all authors - and we in Debian require even that this
permission is DFSG-free.

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