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Re: GPL photographies, eg for backround

Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> writes:

> On Mon, 29 Dec 2008, Måns Rullgård wrote:
>> More precisely, Debian has the right to distribute such a work, but
>> chooses not to do so.
> If a work is GPLed and we do not have the complete source for the
> work, we cannot distribute it under the GPL.

If the work as distributed *by the author* lacks something one might
call source, a recipient may still redistribute whatever he received.
When *redistributing* a work, possibly modified, received under the
terms of the GPL, you may of course not omit any parts that would be
considered "source" for any part of what you do distribute.

> [For non-copyleft works, however, your statement is correct.]

Yes, obviously.

Måns Rullgård

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