On Fri, 14 May 2004, Paul Jakma wrote:
> I cant actually find the word "reasonable" in the GPL, but I presume
> you refer to section 3, specifically 3b. This only applies if you
> do not ship source.
Hmm... I can't actually find it either, but I'd have sworn it was there a
> a work (including source) for any amount the copyright holder desires.
I still think this is incorrect.
Suppose company X incorporates some big chunk of GPL code into their
product, and when confronted, they say (big press splash) that they'll
GPL the whole thing, source code available on demand.... for a fee of
You take them to court over this fee, and force them to itemise this
rather extraordinary price.
In other words, there is a mechanism (albeit complicated and unpleasant)
for preventing a copyright holder charging anything they desire.
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