[nycbug-talk] Re: wasabi
Mon Jan 23 17:17:32 EST 2006
On 1/23/06, Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> wrote:
> On Jan 23, 2006, at 12:09 PM, Marco Scoffier wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 02:54:36PM -0500, Johnny Lam wrote:
> >> and that anyone can redistribute that software.
> >> This applies to your example in that your customer, to whom you've
> >> sold
> >> your GPLed software (binary + sources), can now freely distribute the
> >> exact same binary and sources according to the GPL. Which means, as
> >> Marc pointed out, they can upload it to SourceForge and let anyone
> >> download it.
> > Got it.
> > If you think software is a service, you have no problem with the GPL.
> > If you insist that software should be a product you have a problem.
> I haven't read through GPLv3 yet, but IIRC one of their goals was to
> make it such that services based on GPLv3 software must also make the
> source available to users of that service -- whether or not the end
> user has a copy of the object code. I'm not sure whether that's
> reflected in the draft or not.
I soo hope they will do that, all the big players will have to fork on
gpl v2 code and this will kill the fsf. Oh happy day ....
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