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Re: What's the status of sourceless live linux distros?


From: Simon Waters
Subject: Re: What's the status of sourceless live linux distros?
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 18:00:41 +0000
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Tim Smith wrote:
| In article <address@hidden>,
threeseas wrote:
|
|>What a wonderful fabrication. if you are an MS cronie.
|>
|>So long as the source code is made available, perhaps thru a web
link(s) then
|>there is no breach of gpl (if this is the only license you are
refering to).
|>On smaller distros, perhaps designed to work on small
|
| According to the GPL FAQ at www.fsf.org, distributing binaries
without source
| (such as on a CD) and making the source available on the net does
NOT satisfy
| the GPL requirements.

Ah but the GPL itself (which is what counts) only specifies "on a
medium customarily used for software interchange", so that is one
the lawyers can argue over, although I can't see anyone going to
court to prove the point in preference to using the Internet to
download source code unless legal fees fall a lot, or the Internet
gets even more hostile.
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