GPL and server appliances

Jerome Alet alet at
Tue Jul 27 13:45:49 UTC 2004

On Tue, Jul 27, 2004 at 02:41:07PM +0100, Samuel Liddicott wrote:
> I'm going to say it again, that "distribution" needs clarification. 
> Either I am wrong or Stefano is, but it needs clarifying by more than 
> folk contradicting eachother.
> Can I suggest that FSF lawyers produce some sample scenarios by way of 
> explanation.
> I will donate time to produce a web-based wizard where folk can tick 
> boxes to show what they want to do with the software and the wizard 
> explains the subsequent obligations they will be under.  We all know 
> that don't distribute means practically no further obligations but there 
> is no common understanding of "distribute".

This would be really cool to have such a tool !

BTW I asked the question because I expected some clarification :-)

Thanks to all who answered so far, even if this is a bit confusing,
at least this shows this is a difficult problem

Jerome Alet

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