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Re: Where's the source of wanna-build?

Am Sonntag, 13. Juni 2004 11:25 schrieb Goswin von Brederlow:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> > While it's reasonable to request access to source code for the wrapper,
> > it seems a gross overreaction to talk about its omission being
> > "illegal", when it's just as likely that the copyright file has
> > misattributed authorship to Roman of a wrapper that James wrote (in
> > which case he's within his rights to engage in binary-only distribution
> > of a work he's placed under the GPL).
> Maybe James is the only person that could sue himself for distributing
> it. Doesn't make it right though.

A copyrightholder may do each and everything with his code. He is never bound 
by any license he imposes on his work. If someone writes a software, puts it 
under GPL and then releases only binaries, that simply means, that no one 
except him may distribute the software at all.


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