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Re: Binaries under GPL(2)

On Sat, 29 Nov 2003, Alexander Cherepanov wrote:
> Could you please describe the way you read the GPL in more details?
> How do you understand "under the terms of"? What are "the terms of
> Section 1" exactly, in your opinion?

Section 1 gives you the permision to distribute source, and covers the
general terms for distribution of anything. That is its primary

Section 2 gives you permision to distribute modified version of the
program's source (and in conjunction with 3, modified versions of the
program's object or executable code.). That's its primary function.

Section 3 gives you permision to distribute object or executable code,
either modified or original. That's its primary function.

Regardless, if you would like a more definitive opinion about this,
feel free to talk to the FSF.

Don Armstrong

"There's no problem so large it can't be solved by killing the user
off, deleting their files, closing their account and reporting their
REAL earnings to the IRS."
 -- The B.O.F.H..


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