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This means that anyone distributing GPL code is in violation of the GPL

This means that anyone distributing GPL code is in violation of the GPL

Posted Mar 10, 2011 16:37 UTC (Thu) by branden (guest, #7029)
In reply to: This means that anyone distributing GPL code is in violation of the GPL by paulj
Parent article: Red Hat and the GPL

Yes. This.

The "preferred form for modification" varies in time and space.

We know what the preferred form for the Linux kernel is because major distributors like Debian and--until recently--Red Hat supplied it.


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This means that anyone distributing GPL code is in violation of the GPL

Posted Mar 10, 2011 17:18 UTC (Thu) by paulj (subscriber, #341) [Link]

And can vary between upstream development and vendor packagers. Preferred form can be a tarball for one, and tarball+patches for the other, in theory.

Course, wrt Linux, if *all* the kernel copyright holders don't have a problem with packagers not distributing the history of their fork, then there's not a problem.


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