[clug] providing the source

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at nicta.com.au
Mon Jul 10 23:48:29 GMT 2006

Hi Guys,

I was reading an article recently about a GPL ruling that said that  
people who create linux distros have to offer the source for  
download.  I seem to remember that the distro makers were bemoaning  
this saying that for small distros it was a lot of work and others  
saying that the distro might have a particular version which may not  
be simply available from upstream sources.  That all seems simple  
enough but I was thinking about this and I have a question that  
perhaps someone here may know the answer to.

So my question:

If you give a copy of a GPLed binary to a friend, do you have to  
provide the source as well?


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