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Re: [vox] What is GPL "Distribution"?
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Re: [vox] What is GPL "Distribution"?

On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 06:38:56PM -0700, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
>  a) My company asks me to install a kiosk in our front lobby.  I modify
>     GPL code to get it working.  Is physical access to a device
>     implemented with GPL'd tools by the public considered "distribution"?

I think so, hence the source-code releases by folks like TiVo and
Dish Network.

>  b) My company wants to lease a hardware device with embedded firmware to
>     customers ... they do not have the option to buy.  Again GPL software
>     is involved. Is physical colocation on the customer premises
>     "distribution"?

Good question...

So when's GPL3 coming out? ;)


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