superm40 at comcast.net
Tue Aug 22 00:17:29 CEST 2006
Jeffrey, I'm not quite sure what you're reporting. Some background
about Sveasoft, aOpenWRT, the product and both companies or
organizations business models (if any) would be helpful. Darren is
completely right that companies don't have to distribute GPL binaries to
anyone under any circumstances. The only obligation is to distribute
source (or a written offer of source) with any binaries.
> Jeffrey Leung wrote:
>> After doing some reading, I do have a strong belief that Sveasoft is
>> violating the terms under the GPL licensce. The developers over
>> aOpenWRT have revoked their rights to use the software, but still they
>> are using that same GPL code to make their software. I understand that
>> they can sell the software on a subscription basis, but clearly they
>> can not forbid people to redistrubite it.
> I'm not sure, im a newbie when it comes to the legality of the GPL, but
> I don't think they have to redistribute the binaries. Think about
> redhat, they don't have to redistribute the binaries of there enterprise
> linux, but the source code they do, and they do that.
> So unless sveasoft doesn't allow redistribution of the source code, its
> legal. If I'm wrong, someone please correct me.
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