Possible license violation
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Tue Dec 12 05:42:03 CET 2006
Joe Smith wrote:
> Theya re offering both from the same loaction (The sourceforge download
> network) so they are complying with the GPL.
I'm not certain this argument holds water. Let's say they had a
publicly accessible link to sf.net, but one which had no links going to
it, so it was impossible to navigate to; the only way to get the source
would be to have prior knowledge of this secret link. Would that be
To my understanding, the GPL requires that you inform people source is
available. I do not see any such notice on the PortableApps site.
In the grand scheme of things this is a very minor violation, of course.
But still, it's the principle of the thing.
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