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Re: Is this OK with the GPL?

On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 08:36:30AM +0000, John Morrison wrote:
>On Tue, 4 Mar 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 08:48:02PM -0000, John Morrison wrote:
>> >
>> ><>
>> >
>> ><quote>
>> >New Windows Installers
>> >    * Safely install Cygwin with its environment automatically
>> >      configured for Windows OS machines.
>> >    * The Uninstaller features cleanup of registry settings and
>> >      environment variables.
>> >    * All toolsuites are consistent (Stout?s Law) in how you install them.
>> ></quote>
>> >
>> >With all the comments wrt GPL and licensing...
>> Am I correct in assuming that you'd have to buy the product to find out?
>> They are under no obligation to give anything away, but if they provide
>> binaries, they surely must also provide sources.
>Yeah, you have to buy it.  They do a 30 day demo, surely that can't
>come with source!?  Wonder how GPL deals with that.

I think the GPL is pretty clear.  If you give someone a binary, you have
to give them the source.  There is no "out" for a 30 day demo.

>(Please note I'm not trying to make trouble, just curious!)

I know.  Licensing issues are always trouble, though.  :-(


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