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Re: [gNewSense-users] Questions about the GPL

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Questions about the GPL
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 10:28:40 +0930
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Guy Johnston wrote:
> Hi, I've got some questions about the GPL and its source code requirements 
> which I was hoping
> someone might be able to answer. If I give out regular binary gNewSense CDs 
> to people, without
> offering them the source code, does that mean I'm violating the GPL for the 
> GPL-licensed software

IANAL, however i believe that if you don't change anything, you don't
need to provide source.

> included, or are the appropriate offers or links for the source code included 
> on the CD? If that
> does mean I'm violating it, can I just ask them if they want the source code, 
> so if they say no
> (which they usually would), I don't have to give them the written offer to 
> supply them with it
> later? I expect these issues also apply to the software which is under the 
Once you make changes, your obliged to make source available.
> Thanks,
> Guy

Karl Goetz
User of gNewSense: Free as in Freedom -
Australian Ubuntu users team -
User of Debian, The Universal Operating System -

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