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Re: RedHat SRPMS



Federico Sacerdoti wrote:

> If you're just doing this to be nice, and SuSE "is not nice", how does
> SuSE publish the source files for the packages it uses? I believe this
> is a requirement of the GPL.
> 
> If you publish a product (sell it, whatever) where any portion of it
> uses GPL code, you must make freely available the full source of your
> product. I doubt that freely available means if you ask really nicely
> someone in Europe will send a CD.
> 
> I dont see how you "dont have to" do this. Your packages are often made
> according to rules listed in GPL'd spec files, which means you would
> have to publish those as well. There doesn't seem to be anything in a
> SRPM that you are not legally required to disclose under GPL.

GPL says nothing about putting it on the NET.

1)"..You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy,
and you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee."

3a)
"..which must be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2
above on a medium customarily used for software interchange.."

SuSE only has released United 1.0 sources at ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/unitedlinux/1.0/src/
but no updates. Neither public sources nor binaries, only to his customers.
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