Restriction on distribution by Novell?

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Sep 26 22:28:16 UTC 2006

Wilson, Andrew scripsit:

> You might try reading the FSF FAQ:
> This does a decent job of clarifying that the
> written offer extends only to anyone who "has the offer."
> Conversely, those who don't have the offer (indirect distributees
> who did not get your coupon in the box) can't demand
> the sources from you.

It's still not very clear.  If I post the binaries I get plus the
written offer on my Web site, must the company that I got them
from honor the written offer by sending source to anyone who
downloads them from my site?  Seemingly so.

John Cowan  cowan at
In computer science, we stand on each other's feet.
        --Brian K. Reid

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