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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] [Dev] [Trisquel-users] Misleading information

From: Paul Kocialkowski
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] [Dev] [Trisquel-users] Misleading information in EOMA68 news
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:07:31 +0200

Le mercredi 24 août 2016 à 08:56 -0300, Adonay Felipe Nogueira a écrit :
> I might be wrong in the case of hardware designs, but as far as I know,
> a copyright proprietor/owner/holder or a redistributor can choose not to
> publish the hardware design on the Internet and still be considered
> free/libre as long as he does one of the following:
> * Provide a written offer together with the physical hardware that gives
> anyone the right to request the complete corresponding sources/designs
> at least for a period of 3 years after the product's date of
> publication. This assumes that the hardware design is under the GPL 3
> "or later" license.
> * Provide the hardware design together with the physical hardware.

You're right, there is no obligation to make it public, especially before the
product is released. Good that we dropped the part about libre hardware then.

Paul Kocialkowski, developer of low-level free software for embedded devices

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