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From: Brett Smith
Subject: www/licenses gpl-faq.html
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 15:31:20 +0000

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Brett Smith <brett>     08/10/20 15:31:20

Modified files:
        licenses       : gpl-faq.html 

Log message:
        Update answer about source and object code on different sites for GPLv3.
        This was vetted by RMS.


Index: gpl-faq.html
RCS file: /web/www/www/licenses/gpl-faq.html,v
retrieving revision 1.137
retrieving revision 1.138
diff -u -b -r1.137 -r1.138
--- gpl-faq.html        26 Aug 2008 11:34:29 -0000      1.137
+++ gpl-faq.html        20 Oct 2008 15:29:59 -0000      1.138
@@ -1934,22 +1934,10 @@
   Internet server and put the source on a different Internet
-<dd><p>The GPL says you must offer access to copy the source code
-&ldquo;from the same place&rdquo;; that is, next to the binaries.  However,
-if you make arrangements with another site to keep the necessary source
-code available, and put a link or cross-reference to the source code next
-to the binaries, we think that qualifies as &ldquo;from the same
-<p>Note, however, that it is not enough to find some site that happens to
-have the appropriate source code today, and tell people to look there.
-Tomorrow that site may have deleted that source code, or simply
-replaced it with a newer version of the same program.  Then you would
-no longer be complying with the GPL requirements.  To make a
-reasonable effort to comply, you need to make a positive arrangement
-with the other site, and thus ensure that the source will be available
-there for as long as you keep the binaries available.
+<dd><p>Yes.  Section 6(d) allows this.  However, you must provide
+    clear instructions people can follow to obtain the source, and you
+    must take care to make sure that the source remains available for
+    as long as you distribute the object code.</p></dd>
   name="DistributeExtendedBinary">I want to distribute an extended
@@ -3309,7 +3297,7 @@
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-$Date: 2008/08/26 11:34:29 $
+$Date: 2008/10/20 15:29:59 $
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