Re: Solaris 2.6 and Linux

Raul Miller (
Sun, 28 Sep 1997 22:38:38 -0400

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.

Darin Johnson <> wrote:
> 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.

Note that the FSF does allow just pointing at the code for
non-commercial efforts. Anyways, unless you're trying to
commit fraud, I don't see the problem with hiring someone
else to do publishing for you.