[License-discuss] Red Hat compilation copyright & RHEL contract (was Re: License incompatibility)

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Sep 6 20:55:50 UTC 2013

Quoting Al Foxone (akvarius12 at gmail.com):

> My understanding is that the GPL applies to object code aside from
> source-access obligations.

[Reminder:  There _are_ other copyleft licences.  In RHEL, even.]

Show me an object-code RPM in RHEL for which Red Hat, Inc. do not
provide the open source / free software source code under the specified
copyleft or permissive licence, then

You'll pardon me if I don't hold my breath waiting.

You seem to be trying to imply without saying so that the source-access
obligations of copyleft licences somehow give you additional rights in
other areas _other_ than source acccess.  What I'm saying is, no, that's
just not the case.

Many people dislike that fact.  You're hardly the first.  

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