GPL and server appliances

Stefano Maffulli stef at
Tue Jul 27 16:08:42 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-07-27 at 17:16, Jerome Alet wrote:
> In my case B really is the final customer. B doesn't rent the 
> server appliance per se, B has bought a support contract from
> A for the "enhanced" GPLed software. As part of the contract,
> A puts the server's at B's location, and B uses the software
> on A's server.

This still looks like a distribution to me, although it is not a clear
cut.  To be sure and to enforce the GNU GPL you should contact also the
GPL Compliance Lab of the FSF, as written on


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