Re: Summary (was: Distributing GPL Software as binary ISO)
Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 10:26:57AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > Could people please comment on
> > http://master.debian.org/~joey/legal.en.html
Could you reread and check?
> > I plan to add this to http://www.debian.org/CD/vendors/ and would
> > like the advice to be correct.
> Mentioning option 3 at all seems misleading, IMHO. No one burning CDs
> from our archive receives such an offer, so it should be made clear that
> even non-profits cannot exercise this option.
Err... They have received the binary code *and* the source, but
decided to ignore the source. Debian distributes both source and
binary on their archive, for both individual packages and cd images.
> Providing CDs "on demand" only satisfies the GPL if the distributor
> included a written offer. If there's no written offer, the source has
> to be provided up front. The explanatory text doesn't emphasize this
> enough, IMHO -- as we all know, there are people who won't read (or
> understand, perhaps) the license text, even when excerpted for them. ;)
Is it phrased better now? If not, could you send a patch for the
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