Re: Linksys WRT54G and the GPL

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 13:25:31 EST

On Llu, 2003-06-09 at 06:47, Frank Cusack wrote:
> Section 3(b) of GPLv2 says "Accompany it with a written offer ... to give
> any third party ... [the] source code".
> If the source code is actually distributed with the object code, then
> they need only make it available to those who obtain the object code.
> Of course those folks are free to redistribute to anyone, if they want.

This is specific only to the written offer case. MOst people I know
throw the tar ball on the CD they already ship holding manuals, windows
installer for the pointless gui config app etc

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