Distributing binary-only CDs
joey at infodrom.org
Wed Jul 24 17:49:58 UTC 2002
I recently started a discussion on the debian-legal mailing list
and tried to gain consensus about the requirements of commercial and
non-commercial distributors of binary-only CDs containing software
which is licensed using the GNU GPL. Distributing only binary
components and not the source is quite common these days, even though
some distributors still distribute both. For example think of Litrux,
Lindows, Knoppix, non-official Debian CDs that are handed out during
LinuxTag, CDs enclosed in computer magazines etc.
I've compiled a document in which I've explained the corresponding
bits of the GNU GPL and concluded with advice and additional
I would be glad if some of you could take a glance at it and drop me a
line when my/our interpretation or advice is wrong or needs an update.
Thanks a lot,
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