Fedora and the System Administrator

Bill Anderson bill at noreboots.com
Fri Oct 3 20:50:41 UTC 2003

On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 10:15, Stephen Smoogen wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 19:45, Bill Anderson wrote:
> > 
> > <the whirring sound of a can opener is heard>
> > If the binary is GPL, really I don't see how you stop that from being
> > redistributed either. That is an additional encumbrance not compatible
> > with the GPL.
> > 
> Join the group of people who have asked the FSF opinion on this, doing
> anything else is just wasting electrons..
> The only legal reading I have heard of it (not from RH) was that the GPL
> only really covers that a binary given will be given source code. It
> doesnt say that a person cant put addition restrictions on the binary..
> only that it cant put restrictions on the distribution of the source
> code. 

Section 3 says that Sections 1 and 2 apply to" object or executable
code" distribution. Also a Binary is a "work based on the Program".
Thus, it applies. In particular to this thread: Section 6.

Bill Anderson
RHCE #807302597505773
bill at noreboots.com

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