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Re: "object code" in the GPL and printed copies

Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.com> wrote:

> Indeed, an author can, to a certain extent, restrict commercial trade of the 
> printed version this way.  A publisher can publish a printed version under 
> the GPL, but they have to tuck a CD with the complete source code for the 
> book into every copy of the book.  I would say that that would have to 
> include all the typefaces used in the book, which would have to be under 
> GPL-compatible licenses; and the cover art, likewise; and even the 
> specifications for reproducing the binding.  If they don't want to do that 
> (and with the current behavior of publishers, I bet most won't want to), they 
> need to get separate permission from the author.

I was also searching for a solution like this; typefaces and cover art
should "work".

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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