Re: Linksys WRT54G and the GPL

From: Adrian Bunk (
Date: Wed Jun 11 2003 - 10:38:45 EST

On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 01:17:30PM -0700, Randolph Bentson wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 12:21:41AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 02:50:11PM -0700, David Schwartz wrote:
> > > 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.)
> >
> > "to give any third party" in 3b is pretty non-ambiguous.
> You've skipped the qualifing predicate condition. Every clause
> of section 3 begins with "Accompany it with", referring to the
> distribution of the Program in object code or executable form.

You definitely don't need physical possession of the written offer.
Otherwise 3c wouldn't work.

> Randolph Bentson



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