[linux-audio-dev] [OT] Linux, audio and the breach of GPL
marpet at naex.sk
Sat Apr 10 19:10:59 UTC 2004
On Sat, 2004-04-10 at 19:42, Simon Jenkins wrote:
> will at malefactor.org wrote:
> >IANAL, but I'm 99% sure that when you give someone a GPLd executable,
> >you're only obligated to provide that one person with the sources, not the
> >"general public" (read: everyone on earth).
> True. Just that one person.
That's what i meant by describing the extent to which the 'general
public' rule applies.
> But IF instead of giving them the source you
> them a written offer to provide the source THEN they can pass your offer
> along to third parties under some circumstances.
You can pass the source to anyone, or the written offer. The written
offer acts as an 'excuse' for not providing the source-code for whatever
> IANAL either...
> Whether or not it would actually
> as intended on its "target processor" (a courtroom)? /That's/ what you'd
> a lawyer to tell you.
IAAL, although i'm not saying i'm a good one ;)
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