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From: "Stuart Herbert" <stuart.herbert@...>
Subject: Re: GPL and Source code providing
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 16:01:42 +0100
On 6/28/06, Mivz <mivz@...> wrote:
> How free is free software if you need a lawyer and a expensive server
> just to be able to publish your addition under your own name?

With the GPL v2, you don't need a server at all.  You're perfectly
entitled to distribute the code on DVD (for example), for a fee.  You
don't have to keep the source online at all.

If the GPL v3 does require you to keep the source online, that'd be a
shame.  Relying on third parties (such as SourceForge, or Berlios) to
host your source online is risky ... if they disappear, *you* are
still liable to keep your source code online (presumably the three
year rule still applies).  If the third party disappears, taking older
versions of the code with it, what then for you?  Technically, you're
in violation.

The idea that everyone has cheap hosting available to them is sadly an
incomplete view of the world :(

Best regards,
Stu
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