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SubjectRe: UnitedLinux violating GPL?
On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 11:55:21AM +0100, Horst von Brand wrote:

> they aren't in violation. Sure, having a look at the non-official patches
> they apply would be nice, but not mandated by GPL.

[ disclaimer: the UnitedLinux issue in the subject is already resolved ]

This is wrong. Section 3 of the GPL says that you have to accompany the
binaries either with the complete source code (and this includes all
patches you have applied) or with a "written offer, valid for at least
three years, to give any third party for a charge no more than your cost
of physically performing source distribution, a complete
machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code".



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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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