[Bf-committers] License for the binary distro

Ton Roosendaal bf-committers@blender.org
Sat, 8 Feb 2003 16:58:57 +0100


After a lengthy discussion at IRC with several people, I've reached the  
following understanding;

- According the GNU GPL you are allowed to distribute a binary-only  
version when "at the same location" also the source codes can be  
obtained. That can mean same website or same CDROM.
- The binary distribution doesn't have to include the GPL license text
- Mirroring of the binary downloads is only permitted when you also  
mirror the source distro.

I've limited the 'copyright.txt' for the binary distro to disclaimer  
remarks. To play it really safe, we will also make a tarbal of 2.26 and  
put that in the same directory as the binary files.

Any remarks on the new copyright.txt, just mail me!


Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation ton@blender.org