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Re: RedHat SRPMS



On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 17:05, Michael Schwendt wrote:
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> On 03 Oct 2003 16:48:19 -0600, Bill Anderson wrote:
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> > > > > > You must make available the source code _only_ to the party which gets
> > > > > > the binary portion.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Unless you ship only the binaries, in which case they must accompany a
> > > > > written offer to provide the sources to any third party.
> > > > 
> > > > Cite please.
> > > 
> > > http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhatDoesWrittenOfferValid
> > 
> > That is not in accordance with what was claimed. Note that the
> > reference indicates parties who received a copy of the work.
> 
> That is what I referred to with what is quoted at the top. When I ship
> only binaries to a person, the duty to make available the source code
> is not transferred to the person. That's the purpose of the written
> offer. 

But the offer is to a person who *receives the work*, not just *anyone*.
RH is making the source available to people who have *not* received the
binaries. That's what started this. As the FAQ says, the clause is
intended to say that of A gives B binaries, and the offer to source
code, then B gives the binaries to C, then C has an offer that A has to
honor. D who has received no binaries has no such right,

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Bill Anderson
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