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Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:09:29 -0000
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Raffael Cavallaro writes:
> They are not required to publish it.  They are merely required to
> distribute it along with the binaries.  If you offer source to everyone
> to whom you sell binaries you are done.

> In practice this amounts to publication. Every customer would receive
> the source; every customer has the right to make it public; it would
> only take one customer excercising this right to make the source
> publicly available.

They might, but there are cases where they did not.  The point is that
_you_ are not required to publish anything.  Offering source to everyone
who receives binaries from you satisfies your GPL obligations.  You can
ignore requests for source from anyone else.

Of course, if the possibility that someone might pass the software on
worries you, the solution is simple: don't link to GPL works.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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