Monsoon Multimedia responds on GPL
Posted Sep 28, 2007 6:03 UTC (Fri) by sepreece
In reply to: Monsoon Multimedia responds on GPL
Parent article: Monsoon Multimedia gives in on GPL
"For future reference... in order to comply with the GPL, and generally, other open source licenses what you need to do is make a website or a ftp site or whatever."
While this may, in fact, satisfy most authors who release their code under the GPL, it technically does not satisfy the GPLv2 terms, which allow web distribution of the source ONLY if the distribution of the executable is also web-based. Otherwise you must either provide the source or provide an offer to provide the source on a distribution medium.
GPLv3 liberalizes this restriction - GPLv2 was written when broadband was less widely available.
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