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SubjectRe: Dell vs. GPL
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Joshua Penix <jpenix@binarytribe.com> writes:

> On Fri, 2003-06-27 at 22:51, Fluke wrote:
> > Dell is providing binary only derived works of the Linux kernel and the
> > modutils package at ftp://ftp.dell.com/fixes/boot-floppy-rh9.tar.gz
> >
> > The GPL appears to provide four terms under section 3 that Dell may
> > legally redistribute these works:
> >
> > - In regards to GPL 3a, Dell does *NOT* provide the source code as part of
> > the tar.gz
>
> Stop right there. Yes they do. Mount those images and you'll find boot
> disks identical to the RedHat-provided ones, except that the vmlinuz
> kernel image is different. The difference is produced by applying the
> 'serverworks.patch' file that is ALSO included right along with the disk
> images.

AIUI, they need to supply full source, not just a patch against code
you get from someone else.

-Doug
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