written offer valid for any third party Re: OSI enforcement?

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Fri Jan 11 21:24:29 UTC 2008

Rick Moen scripsit:

> In the revised, post-GPLv3-release iteration of that FAQ, the erroneous
> claim is still present, and is now at
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#DistributeWithSourceOnInternet
> The old FAQ with the same misinformation is still online, and its
> careless misrepresentation on the same point can be read at
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0-faq.html#DistributeWithSourceOnInternet

What makes this worse is that GPLv3 clearly straightened this out, with its
6b clause that permits aftermarket distribution of sources either on a
durable physical medium at cost or by copying from a network server gratis.
Whatever the story with v2 (where the wording can be interpreted
variously) this at least should be fixed.

I'll try pushing back myself.

Real FORTRAN programmers can program FORTRAN    John Cowan
in any language.  --Allen Brown                 cowan at ccil.org

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