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Re: Dismissal with prejudice is normal


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Dismissal with prejudice is normal
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 20:46:55 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> Rick wrote:
>> 
>> On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 15:19:07 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
>> >
>> > Verizon offers Busybox object code for downloading on its own web site.
>> >
>> > http://www2.verizon.net/micro/actiontec/actiontec.asp
>> >
>> > Don't you think that this means Verizon must provide access to the
>> > corresponding Busybox source code apart from Actiontec? What
>> > happens if Actiontec goes out of business tomorrow?
>> >
>> The source should still be available.
>
> And how are you going to enforce that?

The same way you enforce against anybody going out of business or dying:
putting your claim to the successor in interest.  If there is none,
tough.

Not particularly GPL-related.  You better request your source code
timely if you want to be on the safe side.  Easier with the GPL than
otherwise (typical source code escrow schemes for proprietary code tend
to be pretty complex and expensive in contrast).

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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