On Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 02:34:43PM -0000, Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin) wrote:
> > or make it available, and you must show those who receive the software the
> > terms of the GPL so that they know their rights under it. This means that
> > the boy in Powercity has to tell me of my rights under the GPL when I buy
> > a
> > Unison box. Pigs might fly . . . (and the way cloning is going, they may
> > well :-) )
Bad phrasing on my behalf. As I mentioned elsewhere, I wouldn't expect the
boy in Powercity or the bookstore clerk to appraise me of my rights under
the GPL but I must be appraised of them. Printing the GPL in the manual of a
distribution presumably complies. Does the GPL appear in the Unison box's
> Bzzzzzt not quite right, only if (Retailer == Distributer ) which isn't
> usually the case !!
The GPL talks about distributing software - no distinction between
wholesale, retail, or what you may think of as a distributor and a retailer.
Everyone who gets software which is GPLed is licensed to use OR REDISTRIBUTE
the software only if he complies with the license conditions.
Niall O Broin
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