[CentOS] Red Hat CEO: Go Ahead, Copy Our Software

Fri Aug 16 19:33:53 UTC 2013
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 2:15 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
>> Sorry, but that quote does not appear in any copy of the GPL that I
>> can find.  And it's not true, either.  Everything it says is about
>> 'works as a whole' and anything that can be considered a copy or
>> derivative work under copyright law
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
> and now *show me* the word *binary* or *binaries* in any paragraph

And that is exactly the point.  They are not considered differently in
terms of restrictions you can apply or adding to 'works as a whole' in
copyright terms.   If the distribution of any part of a work is only
permitted by the GPL and you don't follow the GPL terms (say, by
adding restrictions of your own), you would not be permitted to
distribute at all.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com