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Re: GPL v3 Draft



On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 10:13:18 +0100 Jacobo Tarrio wrote:

> > d) Distribute the Object Code by offering access to copy it
> > from a designated place, and offer equivalent access to copy
> > the Corresponding Source in the same way through the same place.
> > You need not require recipients to copy the Corresponding Source
> > along with the Object Code.
> 
>  It's nice that they include this because it's theoretically not
>  permitted
> in GPLv2, and that's how Debian (and everyone else) distributes its
> stuff :)

It was in fact permitted by GPLv2...
See GPLv2, section 3., last paragraph:

 | If distribution of executable or object code is made by offering
 | access to copy from a designated place, then offering equivalent
 | access to copy the source code from the same place counts as
 | distribution of the source code, even though third parties are not
 | compelled to copy the source along with the object code.


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