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Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record

From: Tim Smith
Subject: Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 01:10:05 -0700
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In article <85tzeh3yw9.fsf@lola.goethe.zz>, David Kastrup <> 
> Uh no.  Third parties are not involved.  Only recipients.  In GPLv2,
> there was a clause that you could replace source code with a written
> offer to source code, and this offer had to be valid for any third party
> (namely, any downstream recipients) and had to be passed on to any such
> third party.  That was a very specific circumstance and only made third
> parties involved when you _used_ that option.
> GPLv3 contains no such option AFAICS.

Take a look at section 6b of GPLv3.  It's similar to 3b of GPLv2, with 
the notable difference that it is only for the case where you distribute 
the object code on a physical medium.  

--Tim Smith

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