[Bf-committers] GPL or (c) infringement?

Tom M letterrip at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 20:51:58 CET 2005

Martin Dickopp <martin at zero-based.org> wrote:

> They have to either accompany the binary with the source code (Section
> 3a of the GPL), or accompany it with a written offer to provide the
> source "for a charge no more than [the] cost of physically performing
> source distribution" (Section 3b).
> Note that if they invoke 3b, they have to offer to give the source to
> "any third party," not just the person who received the binary.

You are correct, sorry I was being incomplete.  So, if Ton can ask the
purchaser to check for an offer of the code, or the actual source code
on the CD we can determine whether the bf-foundations (and other
copyright holders) copyright has been violated.


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