Bundling and the GPL
Posted Jun 20, 2006 13:48 UTC (Tue) by wilck
In reply to: Harald Welte on the flood of GPL violations
Parent article: Harald Welte on the flood of GPL violations
You are probably right (legally), but this is an aspect of the current debate that doesn't make much sense to me.
It comes down to playing tricks like "we can't deliver this module, but you can download this shell script which then downloads and installs the module for you". The end result is the same as if the module had been bundled in the first place (you can even have the script build a pseudo-clean .rpm or .deb package for you), but one is legal, one is not. Weird, unless you're a lawyer.
[Btw I tend to look for Linus' statements too, but AFAIK, company lawyers don't - Linus is not a lawyer and his statements are - legally - merely clarifications of one of the copyright holders' intentions.]
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