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Re: Lawyer request stop from downloading Debian

On Sun, 24 Apr 2011, Vincent Bernat wrote:
problem is that on Bittorrent, everyone who downloads also uploads.  This
makes it illegal to download just a binary, since if you do that you're also
uploading just a binary, and uploading just a binary is a form of distribution
the GPL doesn't allow.
In  the case of  Debian distribution,  the source  code is  available at
http://www.debian.org which  fullfils section a)  since it is  a "medium
customarily used for software interchange".

Doesn't work.  You have to *accompany* it with the source code.  Pointing to
an unconnected third party's site has never been considered to satisfy
this clause.

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