Re: If not GFDL, then what?
Anthony DeRobertis said:
> On Mon, 2003-10-13 at 10:47, Joe Moore wrote:
>> Many technical books come with a CD of examples from the book, or
>> similar material. A copy of the source could easily be distributed on
>> that CD.*
>> * The book could not legally be sold without the CD, since the seller
>> would not be fulfilling the reqs of the GPL.
> The publisher couldn't legally sell the book without the CD (or 2(b)
> notice); however, anyone else could buy a copy from the publisher,
> remove the CD, and resell it. See the "first sale" doctrine.
But the reseller would be distributing a modified GPLd work (without
"source"), so would be bound by the terms of the GPL.
(Unless "removing the CD" does not create "a work based on the Program"
subject to the GPL's terms.)