Posted Jun 10, 2011 23:11 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Bias
Parent article: Android, forking, and control
FOSS is not about all source code being available to everyone at no cost, FOSS is about the right to modify stuff you have bought and paid for.
No, the companies that distribute binaries of GPL software must do so under the GPL.
KSteffensen's point is that a company doesn't have to distribute binaries of GPL software (and consequently doesn't have to distribute source code).
KSteffensen makes a very astute observation: getting people to distribute source code is a means, not an end, in the FOSS philosophy.
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