Re: DRAFT for a GR proposal concerning the Sarge release
On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 03:45:37AM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> An unrelated third party, whose stance doesn't matter for the issue.
How is Debian unrelated? They're risking violating the GPL, and putting
themselves at legal risk.
This isn't a matter of a "stance"; this is a matter of trying to determine
if we're violating the GPL.
> The only one who can sue is a copyright holder, and he'll first have
> to sue the offender successfully over the alleged GPL violation. The
> potentially affected people don't seem to be overly concerned about
> that prospect.
Uh, but Debian (and everyone else distributing Debian) *is* the offender,
being the ones potentially violating the GPL by distributing GPL-licensed
software without complete source.
(Again, I'm not certain whether there's a GPL problem here or not, but
the answer is certainly relevant to Debian.)