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Re: possible gpl violation in easybcd

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: possible gpl violation in easybcd
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:00:10 +0200
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On 10.05.2011 21:55, matthieu castet wrote:
> Hi,
> easybcd ( is a tools that provide a
> modified version of grub [1].
> At install time the EULA say [2].
> The address@hidden doesn't work (doesn't exist).
> Using the address@hidden [3] I got a reply [4]
> Even if they didn't do any modification, I think they should :
> - provide a valid email in their EULA
This isn't a requirement of any of licenses satisfying DFSG (including
GPL). It's perfectly fine to distribute completely anonymously.
> - provide a copy of the GPL
Yes. GPL has to be provided
> - provide the version they used and modification they done (if any).
They have to provide either a complete source or a written offer to ship
one if requested. But first check that they really don't have any source
code archive on their website since it's perfectly fine to have a
binary-only archive as long as they also provide an archive containing
source code.
> Matthieu
> [1]
> [2]
> f. Note that this project ships with executables originally released
> under the GPL. This does not apply to the entire project nor EasyBCD;
> it only applies to "MBR.exe" and "NeoGrub.exe."
> [...]
> In compliance with the GPL the source code for portions of the EasyBCD
> package is being made publically available. To request a copy of the
> code, please forward your request to address@hidden
> [3]
> You should have received a copy of the GPL license along with this
> program. If you haven`t, please send an email to
> address@hidden 
> [4]
> EasyBCD uses these open source codes as standalone modules:
> _______________________________________________
> Grub-devel mailing list
> address@hidden

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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