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Re: GPL issues (Re: sources for Knoppix 4.02)

Klaus Knopper wrote:
    c) Accompany it with the information you received as to the offer to
    distribute corresponding source code. (This alternative is allowed
    only for noncommercial distribution and only if you received the
    program in object code or executable form with such an offer, in
    accord with Subsection b above.)

Option c), btw., IMHO kind of violates the "Open Source
Non-Discrimination" rule, which could be food for a discussion if the
GPL is really an Open Source license, in legal terms, after all. But
that's a different story.  ;-)
I think it's just an attempt to acknowledge the fact that most
Free/free software is distributed by word of mouth.   I, for example,
burn a (slightly modified, for my timezone) CD/DVD of knoppix and
give it away to everybody who's interested -- and none/few of
them are actually interested in sources.

Also: unlike us, most people don't have the resources
to put together a source repository.
If, on the other hand, you're making money off of the
software, then putting together a source repository
is simply part of the cost of doing business.


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