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

Sun Aug 18 03:45:44 UTC 2013
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 8:10 AM, James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca> wrote:
>>> the GPL doe snot talk about binaries at all
>> Exactly my point.  Everything is about derived works.  So binaries
>> cannot be exempt from the requirement that the work as a whole can
>> only be distributed under a license that permits free redistribution
>> and that additional restrictions cannot be added.  If you want to
>> refute that, please quote the section stating what you think permits
>> it.
> Which, if true, is to say that one may not rebuild GPL source on
> systems whose architecture and/or cpu instruction set are propriety.

I don't see how you'd reach that conclusion.  There are no
restrictions on how you can use code covered by the GPL, only on how
you can distribute it - that is, only the things copyright law would
prohibit if you don't follow the license terms.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com