Restriction on distribution by Novell?

Wilson, Andrew andrew.wilson at
Tue Sep 26 21:27:39 UTC 2006

Ben Tilly wrote:

> In any case if Novell doesn't ship source with the software the entire
> point is moot.  Because Novell is obligated to give source to any
> third party who wants it.

No, not under GPLv2.  Novell's obligation to provide sources extends
only to those who obtain a copy of the binary from Novell.
GPLv3 may change this.

Andy Wilson
Intel Open Source Technology Center

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