Wired Article on the GPL

Chip Salzenberg chip at valinux.com
Fri Mar 31 21:52:32 UTC 2000

According to John Cowan:
> Richard Watts wrote:
> >  Suppose A gives me a piece of software, X, and agrees to licence it
> > to me under the GPL. The GPL allows me to do a number of things, but,
> > critically, section 3 requires me to distribute source code with my
> > binaries - that's a consideration. It's clearly valuable.
> Shaky.  It requires you to distribute source code only if you distribute
> binaries.

Well, consider the possibility that we can get a court to agree that
the GPL is an enforceable contract if binaries are distributed.  Isn't
that really the situation we are most concerned about?
Chip Salzenberg              - a.k.a. -              <chip at valinux.com>
"I wanted to play hopscotch with the impenetrable mystery of existence,
    but he stepped in a wormhole and had to go in early."  // MST3K

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