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Re: Knoppix and GPL

>>>>> "Oliver" == Oliver M Bolzer <oliver@gol.com> writes:

    Oliver> On Sun, Apr 27, 2003 at 01:39:32AM -0400, Sam Hartman
    Oliver> <hartmans@debian.org> 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.

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