>However, distribution could happen in a lot of ways. Does depositing source
> code in escrow count as distribution? How about an acquisition that's
>structured as a sale of assets from one company to another? "Relying on no
>distribution is very dangerous. There are a lot of situations where
>distribution can happen but you wouldn't think of it as distribution,"
Perhaps he should read the license itself?
>You may make, run and propagate covered works that you do not convey,
>without conditions so long as your license otherwise remains in force.
>You may convey covered works to others for the sole purpose of having
>them make modifications exclusively for you, or provide you with
>facilities for running those works, provided that you comply with the
>terms of this License in conveying all material for which you do not
>control copyright. Those thus making or running the covered works for you
>must do so exclusively on your behalf, under your direction and control,
>on terms that prohibit them from making any copies of your copyrighted
>material outside their relationship with you.
So no I do not think that it's easy to distribute without knowing that you distribute.