French GPL-compatible License

Reinhard Mueller mueller at
Tue Jul 13 09:00:22 UTC 2004

Am Die, den 13.07.2004 schrieb Samuel Liddicott um 10:32:
> > The derived code *must* be GPL.
> >   
> To be clear: ONLY if you distribute or publish the derivative work.

Yes, that is correct.

> What does "to all 3rd parties" mean? It doesn't sound like it means
> "people you distributed the derivative work to" which is what I
> previously understood.

Here it means "all people you distribute the derivate work to". You are
not forced to give a derivate work to anybody you don't want to.

> This ressurects cases of embedded linux routers without source; who
> must supply the source to the end customer? 
> The re-saler? The importer? The manufacturer? Or the developer of the
> embedded code who supplied it ONLY to the manufacturer?

Most logical would be "the one who commercially distributes the
binaries". So actually this would be the reseller, but I am not 100%
sure about that.

Reinhard Mueller
Free Software Foundation Europe
No army can stop an idea whose time has come.
        -- Victor Hugo, 1802-1885
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