[Bf-committers] License for the binary distro

Max Gilead bf-committers@blender.org
Sat, 08 Feb 2003 18:34:40 +0100


I'd like to point that AFAIK below point is incorrect:

> - The binary distribution doesn't have to include the GPL license text

GPL section 3:

"3. You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it,
under Section 2) in object code or executable form under the terms of
Sections 1 and 2 above... (cut)"

while section 1 states that:

"...(cut) provided that you conspicuously and appropriately publish on 
each copy an appropriate copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; 
keep intact all the notices that refer to this License and to the 
absence of any warranty; and give any other recipients of the Program a 
copy of this License along with the Program. (cut)"

Which means that you HAVE to distribute entire GPL with both source and 
binary and have to provide appropriate copyright and disclaimer notices.

And, yes, IANAL and I might have just misunderstood all of this.