Re: linux-kernel-digest V1 #1193

Darin Johnson (
Sun, 28 Sep 1997 18:26:39 -0700 (PDT)

From: Raul Miller <>
> Here's the concept: source code broker doesn't charge anything to
> the people providing source, but charges clients who order the
> source the nominal distribution charge.

I don't think this would be allowed, under some readings of the GPL.
After all, since FSF ftp sites are widely known, why the requirement
that we additionally provide the code via ftp if the customer asks?
The way the phrasing reads to me, there is no provision for passing
the customer's request off to someone else.