OSD modification regarding what license can require of user

Emiliano emile at iris-advies.nl
Sat Mar 16 09:18:03 UTC 2002

Russell Nelson wrote:

>  > It would be wrong to require publication of modified versions
>  > that are used privately, but inviting the public to use a server
>  > is not private use.
> I'm not sure that the GPL-using community is going to agree with you
> on this.  For example, if someone decides to distribute Linux under
> the GPLv3, and someone else runs it on a server, are they bound by the
> GPLv3 to become a Linux distributor?  I haven't seen it, so I'm just
> speculating.

Only if the Linux kernel (are we talking kernel or distro here?)
displays the notice in the first place, I think.


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