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Old 04-14-2005, 03:34 PM   #1
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Question GPL, Distros, Obligations of 3rd Party

I tried looking on gpl-violations and FSF and could not find an answer!
If I install a Linux Distro, say Ubuntu for someone:
A: what do I have to give them to conform with the GPL?
  • Install CD?
  • Source CD?
  • Both Install & Source?
  • Written Offer for source?
B: If I am:
  • Paid as a Computer shop?
  • Volunteer at an Install Fest?
  • Friend of a Friend of a Friend?
  • or does it matter?

Last edited by jimwelch; 04-14-2005 at 04:13 PM.
Old 04-14-2005, 03:58 PM   #2
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A. nothing, it's not your distro, you are just installing it for someone. it's ubuntu's responsiblity to provide the source or a link to the source.
B. doesn't matter

Last edited by rshaw; 04-14-2005 at 03:59 PM.


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