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Re: GPL photographies, eg for backround

Ken Arromdee <arromdee@rahul.net> writes:

> On Mon, 29 Dec 2008, Josselin Mouette wrote:
>> More precisely: if you are the copyright owner, you can publish it in
>> whatever format you like, and if under a free license (e.g. the GPL), it
>> will be acceptable for Debian.
> Say what?
> If you GPL a program and don't provide source code, Debian doesn't
> even have the right to distribute it, since they have to distribute
> it with the source code and they don't have that.  The fact that you
> are the copyright owner means that your sending it *to* Debian is
> legal, but that doesn't grant Debian permission to distribute it any
> further.

More precisely, Debian has the right to distribute such a work, but
chooses not to do so.

Måns Rullgård

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