Re: Linux Magazin Germany, affecting Debian's image?!
On 7/17/06, Matthew Palmer <email@example.com> wrote:
You were perfectly right until that last sentence. If I buy a copy of the
magazine, with the DVD, and it contains a written offer to provide source
code for the GPL material on the DVD (thus satisfying section 3 via 3b) I
can redistribute that DVD non-commercially to other parties, giving them the
written offer provided by the magazine (thus satisfying section 3 via 3c).
The magazine is allowed to charge at-cost for the source distribution, so as
not to leave themselves out of pocket.
Correct, I forgot about 3c. Still, the point is that only purchasers
or people who the purchasers have given it to non-commercially have
the right to get the source at cost price. The GPL does not require
anyone to give anything away for free, except the source at cost
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