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Re: One unclear point in the Vim license

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:

> Eh?  I can't redistribute a binary even if I haven't modified it?

Yep, that's the GPL.  Of course, the person you give the binary to can
say "you don't need to give me the source", and then you're off the

> Sure, *programmers* would far rather swap source code than binaries
> under most circumstances, but people shuttle binaries around by
> themselves all the time.  Sometimes just to see if something is broken.
> ("My /bin/ls doesn't work, can you send me yours?")
> This practice is really forbidden by the GPL?

I think it's quite under the radar screen and not worth worrying

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