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Old 05-11-2005, 02:50 PM   #1
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Gnu Gpl


Greetings. Hope this is the correct place for this question regarding the GPL and its use/abuse. I have found an application that uses several open source/GPL applications rolled into one app that runs for a batchfile in windows. It makes use of various cygwin .dll's and so forth. I have written the author to ask why a copy of the GPL was not included with his application. I am correct in assuming that the GPL is supposed to be included with any GPL application or an honorable mention to the author??
 
Old 05-11-2005, 04:27 PM   #2
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A copy of the GPL must accompany any GPL software or derivative thereof. Failure to do so is breaking the conditions of the GPL.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 05:53 AM   #3
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Are there any ramifications to an organization that fails to follow the terms of the GPL??
 
Old 05-12-2005, 06:53 AM   #4
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If you go to www.gnu.org and www.fsf.org you will see information on how to report ths. By not including the GP in GPL'd software they are breaking all sorts of rules. Ask yourself what the punishment would be if you included MS libraries without a copy of their licences!
 
Old 05-12-2005, 07:05 AM   #5
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You can get details of GNU GPL at A GPL FAQ .

Hope this helps
 
Old 05-12-2005, 07:22 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info!! I'm researching it right now at the link provided.
 
  


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