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From: "Kevin F. Quinn" <kevquinn@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: GPL and Source code providing
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 17:51:09
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: GPL and Source code providing by Mivz
On Wed, 28 Jun 2006 17:30:27 +0200
Mivz <mivz@×××××××××××××.net> wrote:

> Wiktor Wandachowicz wrote: > > I mean, if someone is able to create its own web page and put a > > binary download(s) of its work, then how hard is it to comply with > > the GPL license and just put some more links to the source code? > > It's like the (old?/new?) Decalogue: "You shall not steal". > > > > But if your modification is on top of the Gentoo system and your build > your own Live cd, like Kororaa, do you have to provide all the sources > of all the program's on the live cd?
To all the binary files you created, yes. You don't have to do this for binary files copied from a Gentoo Live CD, as in that case you're a third party (like a courier, or the postman) and can can simply refer back to Gentoo. However if you distribute binaries that are different, then you have to distribute the sources sufficient to build the modified binaries to anyone who asks for it (well, anyone to whom you distributed your binaries). I suggest you burn a disc when you build a release containing all the source, include an offer on the your release media (clearly and obviously places) describing how people can request a copy of the source disc from you if they wish. -- Kevin F. Quinn


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: GPL and Source code providing Maurice van der Pot <griffon26@g.o>