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Re: How aggressively should non-distributability bugs be dealt with?



On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 15:58:37 -0700 Josh Triplett wrote:

> > Of course, releasing the source is an essential step of making
> > something free.
> > When I wrote "to r[e]license it under a GPL-compatible license" (and
> > put a typo in it...  :p ) I meant implicitly that source code should
> > be provided also...
> 
> No problem.  The only reason I mentioned it is that one of the many
> facets of this issue involves firmware images supposedly licensed
> under the GPL, but with no source provided.  In these cases, even
> though the license is Free, the firmware is non-distributable.

Sure, 'cause we don't have what we need to distribute in compliance with
the license. Hence the copyight holder is the Only One who can
distribute such `free-wannabe' software...  :-(

I agree with you: such clarification was useful.

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