Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Maurice van der Pot <griffon26@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: GPL and Source code providing
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 19:27:46
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: GPL and Source code providing by "Kevin F. Quinn"
On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 07:54:12PM +0200, Kevin F. Quinn wrote:
> 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.
According to the FSF you need to provide the sources also for things you did not modify (see the link ciaran provided), because you are redistributing those binaries and distribution means you have to provide sources yourself. It is not enough to refer to other parties, because those other parties can take their sources offline and you will still have to provide your users with the sources if/when they want them. You are responsible for providing the sources of any GPL binaries you distribute. Maurice. -- Maurice van der Pot Gentoo Linux Developer griffon26@g.o Creator of BiteMe! griffon26@××××××××.com


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: GPL and Source code providing "Kevin F. Quinn" <kevquinn@g.o>