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Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program

Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:
> > On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 12:48:53PM -0800, Erast Benson wrote:
> >> On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 12:18 -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> >> > The GPL does not force developers to "contribute their changes back".
> >> > That's exactly the *point*.
> >> Lets assume you have GPL-ed project dpkg. Any change to foo.c must be
> >> contributed back to the community.
> >
> > No, that's not true.
> >
> > Any *distributed* changes to foo.c must be contributed back to the
> > community. There's a major difference here.
> Not even that!  Any distributed changes must be given to the person
> you distribute foo to.

Not even that. They must at the very least be *offered*.

[excerpted from GNU GPL v2]
3.b) Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three years,
  to give any third party, for a charge no more than your cost of
  physically performing source distribution, a complete machine-readable
  copy of the corresponding source code, to be distributed under the
  terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for
  software interchange

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