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Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey
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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey
- From: DJ Delorie <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 13:05:06 -0500
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> I don't think this is true. I find no clause that says source _must_
> be distributed in the same means that the binaries are. Section 3
> talks about distribution, but says only that the source must be "on a
> medium customarily used for software interchange" -- nothing about the
> same medium as the binary.
I can see a lawyer arguing that a customer who has a cdrom drive may
not consider the web to be "customarily used" if he/she has no
connection to the web. It is not customarily used by that customer.
The only way to guarantee that the the customer has a machine-readable
copy (something the gpl *does* require) is to provide it on a medium
you know their machine can read - the same medium as the binary.
I don't know of many people who "customarily" use the web to download
600Mb of data at a time, either.
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