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Re: Berkeley DB curious licensing practice

Sean Shaleh Perry said:
> Remember, you can create a derived work from a GPL program and give it
> to  every person in your company they are the ONLY people who have the
> right to  ask for source code.  The GPL only gives rights people who
> have possession of  a binary.

GPL 3.b) states:
>>>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;

You must give source code to any third party, if they posess the written
offer.  And anyone with the binaries can transfer the written offer to any
other party (with or without the binaries)


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