[wellylug] Linux as selling point.

Donald Gordon don at dis.org.nz
Mon Aug 8 10:00:14 NZST 2005


On Sun, 07 Aug 2005 22:41:23 +1200
David Murray <newslists at electronincantation.net.nz> wrote:

> One key question is:
> 
> Are they distributing a software product, or are they distributing a
> gadget that just happens to use software internally?
> 
> They would be in violation of the GPL if they made publicly available a
> modified version of a GPL'd software product in only binary format
> without also publishing the source code of the modifications.

No.  It doesn't need to be modified for them to be required to provide
the source.  See GPL section 3.

http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

donald




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