Is this better for tomsrtbt?
Karsten M. Self
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Sun Apr 22 22:07:38 UTC 2001
on Sat, Apr 21, 2001 at 02:37:24PM -0400, Tom Oehser (tom at toms.net) wrote:
> > What is it you want to protect?
> I'll give you an example.
> My bootdisk currently includes a libc5.so.5.4.13 that I have down to only
> 416,361 bytes.
Covered by the GNU GPL, no? Section 1:
1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's
source code as you receive it, in any medium, *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.
Did you add your own copyright notice to these programs? I'm digging
around for copyright notices, they're a bit scarce.... You ought to be
covered under GPL in this case.
> More than 2 years ago, back in October of 1998, I had it only down to
> 432,684 bytes. I havn't distributed that binary libc.so for about 2
> years. Now, guess what libc5.so.5.4.13 file is currently in use on
> the MuLinux distribution? Yep, the 432,684 byte one I created about 2
> years ago. Now, the author of MuLinux does *not* mention that he used
> a bunch (more than just this) of stuff directly out of tomsrtbt, he
> did *not* ever contact me about how to build it that small, and I
> would be curious in the abstract to know what he would do if someone
> asked him for the source code sufficient to rebuild it.
Incidentally, where's TRBs sources?
...and have you mentioned this to the MuLinux author? A lot of license
enforcement starts out with "say, I noticed" type letters.
> I want to prevent people from taking the binary objects and copying
> them into their own mini distributions without mentioning where they
> got them.
If you're modifying works based under the GPL and BSD licenses, the
existing licenses give you this right. I think you're asking for what
you already have.
Karsten M. Self <kmself at ix.netcom.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? There is no K5 cabal
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