RE: Linksys WRT54G and the GPL

From: David Schwartz (
Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 16:50:11 EST

> If he chooses 3b ("written offer, valid for at least three years, to
> give any third party, for a charge no more than your cost of physically
> performing source distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the
> corresponding source code") he has to give it to everyone.

        As I read 3b, it only applies if the person requesting the source code
actually has physical possession of the written offer. (Though the offer
could be transferred to anyone.)

> > In Linksys case dumping the required source on the end of the CD of
> > goodies that comes with the kit and including a notice would be
> > sufficient.

> Yup.

        No, it would not be. They also distribute the software from their web page,
and that distribution must also be accompanied by source code or a written


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