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Re: Distributing Debian derivative

David Given <dg@cowlark.com> wrote:
> On 2010-03-22 15:14, Paul Wise wrote:
>> In any case, some of the software you are distributing will be GPL, so
>> you'll need to also distribute source code.
> How do Debian derivatives such as Knoppix or Elive do it? AFAIK, they
> don't distribute the source code for unmodified packages themselves,
> instead referring people to the Debian servers. Is this legal or is it
> just that nobody's complained yet?

7 years ago, Klaus Knopper posted to this list [1] 

Klaus Knopper <legal@knopper.net> wrote:
> May I quote from the written offer, that is included on every Knoppix-CD
> in the KNOPPIX directory:
> "Since this is a genuine open source project, subject to the GNU General
>  Public License, the source code for the KNOPPIX-specific packages is
>  available via the Internet at http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/sources/.
>  You may find the sources for the installed Debian packages on the
>  various Debian mirrors. Additionally, you can order the sources
>  directly from Knopper.Net for the cost of material, copying, packaging
>  and postage. This offer is valid for 3 years, counting from the build
>  date of this CD-Rom."
> Regards
> -Klaus Knopper

I do not know anything about Elive.

Walter Landry

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/04/msg00402.html

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