[linux-audio-dev] [OT] Linux, audio and the breach of GPL

Marek Peteraj 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 
> give
> 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 
> function
> as intended on its "target processor" (a courtroom)? /That's/ what you'd 
> need
> a lawyer to tell you.

IAAL, although i'm not saying i'm a good one ;)


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