Re: [Gimp-user] Use GIMP for commercial / business purposes?
- From: Simon Budig <simon budig de>
- To: gimp-user-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Use GIMP for commercial / business purposes?
- Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 02:36:42 +0100
Frank Gore (gore friendlyphotozone com) wrote:
Wrong. Nowhere does it say that YOU must personally make the source
code available, only that it must be available. In this case, the
source code already happens to be readily available all over the web.
You probably should read the license then. In the case of the Gimp this
is GPL v3 and in section 6 you'd find:
You may convey a covered work in object code form under the terms
of sections 4 and 5, provided that you also convey the
machine-readable Corresponding Source under the terms of this License,
in one of these ways:
d) Convey the object code by offering access from a designated
place (gratis or for a charge), and offer equivalent access to the
Corresponding Source in the same way through the same place at no
further charge. You need not require recipients to copy the
Corresponding Source along with the object code. If the place to
copy the object code is a network server, the Corresponding Source
may be on a different server (operated by you or a third party)
that supports equivalent copying facilities, provided you maintain
clear directions next to the object code saying where to find the
Corresponding Source. Regardless of what server hosts the
Corresponding Source, you remain obligated to ensure that it is
available for as long as needed to satisfy these requirements.
So it is *your* personal obligation to ensure that you have an answer to
specific request by your customer. You cannot just rely that someone on
the net might have it available. Either you do a contract with a third
party or you provide the source yourself. Testing your luck is not a
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