durable physical medium
Posted Jan 26, 2006 22:57 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata
In reply to: durable physical medium
Parent article: Suits and Patents: A Report from the GPLv3 Launch Conference
If you have a lame ISP, you can ask a friend with a decent one to download the source for you, burn a CD, and post it to you.
But the "durable physical medium" clause doesn't apply here anyway. The option of mail vs download is the distributor's. So the lame ISP that justifies the durable medium clause is the distributor's ISP. The lame term of service that could cause a problem is one that says you can't operate a server -- i.e. you can't offer stuff for download.
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