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Re: GPL Violation
- From: "Jon A. Lambert" <jlsysinc at alltel dot net>
- To: "Cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 23:36:04 -0500
- Subject: Re: GPL Violation
- References: <20030220132911.GF1744@tishler.net> <email@example.com> <20030301002605.GC1244@tishler.net>
If you provide download links to where one can download the software does that not satisfy the following license
"If distribution of executable or object code is made by offering access to copy from a designated place, then offering
equivalent access to copy the source code from the same place counts as distribution of the source code, even though
third parties are not compelled to copy the source along with the object code."
If not what then does the above provision mean? Or more specifically just what does "place" mean? The visible place
or space such as web page that offers links to source and binaries side by side, or some physical constraint that they
both must reside on the same domain, same machine or *gasp* even same hard drive. Is it not the spirit of license of
the license to offer the source up and not hide it? Or is it to demand some sort of fixed network topology?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Tishler" <jason at tishler dot net>
To: <spt at free dot fr>
Cc: "Cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: GPL Violation
> On Sat, Mar 01, 2003 at 01:01:43AM +0100, spt at free dot fr wrote:
> > Responding to Jason Tishler <jason at tishler dot net>:
> > I'm sorry but I guess you did not read carefully what was written on
> > my page http://spt.free.fr/fetchmail/.
> I did.
> > In fact, I don't provide cygwin*.dll, this is actually RedHat's
> > property.
> Then what is the following?
> > What I did is modify fetchmail's sources as downloadable on my page (see
> > fetchmail-5.9.6.hacked_for_cygwin.tar.gz).
> And what about the following?
> which contains:
> $ zipinfo fetchmail-5.9.6-win32-setup-v1.0.1.exe
> Archive: fetchmail-5.9.6-win32-setup-v1.0.1.exe 795256 bytes 12 files
> -rw-a-- 2.2 ntf 7203 b- stor 4-Feb-02 17:05 fienu.hl_
> *> -rw-a-- 2.2 ntf 322188 b- defX 13-Sep-01 05:03 cygwin1.dl_
> -rw-a-- 2.2 ntf 306 b- stor 7-Feb-02 10:13 fetchmail.cf_
> -rw-a-- 2.2 ntf 180155 b- defX 4-Feb-02 10:23 fetchmail.ex_
> -rw-a-- 2.2 ntf 17663 b- stor 4-Feb-02 17:05 fienu.dl_
> -rw-a-- 2.2 ntf 10366 b- stor 20-Jun-01 18:14 cygintl.dl_
> -rw-a-- 2.2 ntf 17883 b- stor 4-Feb-02 17:09 fifra.dl_
> -rw-a-- 2.2 ntf 7731 b- stor 4-Feb-02 17:09 fifra.hl_
> -rw-a-- 2.2 ntf 16343 b- stor 31-Aug-96 00:02 instsrv.ex_
> -rw-a-- 2.2 ntf 3838 b- stor 16-Jul-97 01:16 movexe.ex_
> -rwxa-- 2.2 ntf 207589 b- defX 4-Mar-02 14:52 setup.exe
> **> -rw-a-- 2.2 ntf 3914 b- stor 31-Aug-96 00:11 srvany.ex_
> 12 files, 795179 bytes uncompressed, 761766 bytes compressed: 4.2%
> BTW, redistributing srvany.exe violates MS's SDK licensing.
> > So please, don't tell me I'm violating GPL Licenses ... :((
> Sorry, but IMO you are.
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