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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
On Tue, 26 Jun 2007, Alexandre Oliva wrote:

> On Jun 26, 2007, david@lang.hm wrote:
>
>> unless you are saying that the GPLv3 is saying that a third party link
>> now _is_ sufficiant.
>
> Yup. The improvement in GPLv3 is to relax the requirement of
> providing source code in physical medium if you choose to not
> distribute it along with the binaries. It's recognizing that internet
> access is no longer a barrier that could stop someone from obtaining
> the sources they're entitled to. Even someone who doesn't have
> regular or fast internet access can hire a third party who does to
> perform the download and record it.
>
> I.e., with GPLv3, you *can* point at the sources you used, even in a
> site that you don't control.
>
> However, if the site takes the sources out, you're still responsible
> for providing sources to those who received the sources from you from
> that point on. Or something like that, IANAL ;-)

this sounds like a step backwards, you may not have the sources at that
point if you were relying on the other site to host them.

and by the way, internet access never was a barrier that could stop
someone from obtaining them, the only issue was you hosting the source vs
someone else hosting the source.

David Lang
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