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

>>"Brian" == Brian Frederick Kimball <bfk@footbag.org> writes:

 Brian> At 04:17 pm -0500 on November 29, 2000, Brian Mays wrote:
 >> The GPL says that we can distribute the binaries ...
 >> :  ... provided that you conspicuously and appropriately publish on each
 >> :  copy an appropriate copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; keep
 >> :  intact all the notices that refer to this License and to the absence
 >> :  of any warranty; and give any other recipients of the Program a copy
 Brian>                           ^^^^
 >> :  of this License along with the Program.
 Brian>                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >> If here "you" refers to Debian, then we are not violating the GPL.  We
 >> distribute all of the packages, including "base", which contains the a
 >> copy of the GPL. We distribute the program AND we give our recipients
 >> a copy of the license.

 Brian> Making the GPL available in a separate file that may or may not be
 Brian> received by the recipient of the GPLed Program does not constitute
 Brian> "giving" the GPL to the recipients of such a program "along with the
 Brian> Program".

	How can ypu possibly assure that without including the licence
 as part of the binary? 

 Brian> Is Debian giving the License along with the Program to someone
 Brian> who runs wget http://http.us.debian.org/path/to/GPLed/deb on a
 Brian> RedHat system?  I don't think so.

	How can you say you are distributing the GPL is I do a whete
 /bin/ls from a GNU system? 

	We distribute the GPL with the source. We distribute it with
 the full Debian system. It is a required part of any Debina
 install. It is part of the source package available from every debian
 archive site.

	No oe really covers partial downloads. I just downloaded an
 xdelta of an emacs pretest. Horrors!! it does not contail the GPL. Is
 the FSF in violation of its own policy?

 If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a
 deal faster. The Duchess, "Through the Looking Glass"
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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