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

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Jan 11 23:48:29 UTC 2008

Ernest Prabhakar wrote:
> Hi Philippe,
>>> Philippe Verdy wrote:
>>>> Question:
>>>>     What does this “written offer valid for any third party” mean? Does
>>>> that mean everyone in the world can get the source to any GPL'ed
>>>> program no
>>>> matter what?
> I am glad you made the effort to phrase this discussion the form of a
> question/answer.  I invite you (or anyone else) to collect the answers
> into a short summary we can post on the website:
> https://osi.osuosl.org/wiki/help/license

I don't see that as a complex issue.  Written offers are valid for any
third party possessing a copy of the written offer.  The license is
clear on how one might come to possess such a copy.

However, I don't think OSI's FAQ should interpret licenses.

Matt Flaschen

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