Responsibilities for supplying source code and NDA's

Frank Heckenbach frank at
Tue Mar 30 16:07:57 UTC 2004

Paolo Gianrossi wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Mar 2004 10:33:32 +0100
> David Watson <dwatson at> wrote:
> > As a newbie to the intricacies of GPL I wanted to know if someone could 
> > clarify the following hypothetical questions for me.
> > 
> > 1. Who is responsible for supplying source code for an application, 
> > which has been developed for a client using GPL code?
> The copyright holder

No, those who distibute binaries. The (only) copyright holder isn't
bound by the GPL at all since he's the license giver, not taker. (Of
course, he may be bound by contract to deliver source and binaries.)


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