On Tuesday 4 May 2004, paul at clubi.ie (Paul Jakma) wrote:
>On Tue, 4 May 2004, Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions wrote:
>>> If you read over all that it becomes very clear that you can
>> repackage SRPMS from RedHat,
>>And RPMs, the GPL grants the right to redistribute those too. So if
>any RHEL users would care to put them up on a site somewhere..
>>(the GPL does not require you to provide binaries though, hence why
>RH only make SRPMs publically available).
For a really precise precis, the GPL requires that you provide, or make
available, to party B the source code to any binary you provide to party B.
The GPL doesn't require that you make either source or binaries publicly
available i.e. available for the world and its mother to download at your
bandwidth cost. Does Redhat make RHES SRPMs publicly available on its website?
If so, I'd suggest that they are going above and beyond the call of the GPL.
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