Re: Knoppix and GPL
>>>>> "Oliver" == Oliver M Bolzer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Oliver> On Sun, Apr 27, 2003 at 01:39:32AM -0400, Sam Hartman
Oliver> <email@example.com> wrote...
>> I believe that the Knoppix CD is violating the GPL by not
>> distributing source code to GPL packages that they distribute.
>> In particular, I looked at
>> http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html#license and found
>> the following text:
Oliver> To my knowledge Klaus Knopper has repeatedly stated that
Oliver> he would send the source to anyone if they sent him the
Oliver> needed number of blank CD-Rs. IMHO that's a reasonable
Oliver> way to distribute source, though slightly
Oliver> inconvenient. The blank CD-Rs would be the "cost of
Oliver> physically performing source distribution".
And if they included a written offer to do this valid for three years,
I'd agree that was sufficient and go away.