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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 08:20:09PM -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> 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.

But you actually *buy* TiVo, etc. He's talking about physical access,
but not ownership; not even leasing. I don't think there's a court in
the world that would rule this to be "distribution."

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