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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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