GPL and server appliances

Jerome Alet alet at
Tue Jul 27 16:14:45 UTC 2004

On Tue, Jul 27, 2004 at 06:08:42PM +0200, Stefano Maffulli wrote:
> 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

I'll do this if said company A leaves me in doubt, which I don't
know for yet.

Original question was to know in advance "just in case", but 
it is possible company A will choose the correct thing to do.

bye, and thx again to all

Jerome Alet

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