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Re: [email@example.com: Re: GPL Violation]
- From: DJ Delorie <dj at redhat dot com>
- To: cgf at redhat dot com
- Cc: rwcitek at alum dot calberkeley dot org, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 18:10:32 -0500
- Subject: Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: GPL Violation]
- References: <20030220230040.GA21982@redhat.com>
> If they want the source from the LUG, they should contact us about
This is acceptable, but GPL 3b requires that you provide a *written*
promise to that effect. IMHO it only needs to be sufficiently legal
to be a binding contract - i.e. dated and authenticatable. How you
acheive that is up your lawyer ;-) And (this is the fun part) it needs
to be effective for three years, so keep a copy of that source cd, as
you must ship the exact corresponding sources, not some random newer
> We therefore charge a hefty price to deliver the source in CD form.
"Charge" is OK, "hefty" is not.
> This not only covers our time and production costs,
The GPL allows this.
> but also encourages the members to go to the primary repository
> (cygwin.com) for the sources.
The GPL forbids this. It allows *actual* costs, but no more. But be
fair to yourself - figure out media costs, hours spent, shipping,
overhead, etc. The GPL doesn't want you to suffer from this, but
neither can the recipient suffer.
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