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Re: [PROPOSAL] Full text of GPL must be included

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:

> Is it also illegal to email a 20 line, GPLed, .c file to someone,
> without attaching the entire GPL?

Probably, but it's also harmless.

However, Debian is in a different position, and the problem is that
people can and do pull .debs off the Debian site and install them on
other distros.  The license really does require that we give them a
copy of the GPL, and that's a reasonable requirement.

Those people don't even have any good way to find out where the
license *is* if they don't already know about it.  This is the kind of
problem that the current situation has.

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