Re: Monta Vista software license terms

From: Bill Davidsen (
Date: Sun Feb 09 2003 - 09:52:09 EST

On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Nilmoni Deb wrote:

> On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Bill Davidsen wrote:

> > But it is not about the Linux kernel. It is purely about interpretation of
> > the GPL, which would be far better addressed in other forums dealing with
> > either FSF, GPL, or legal issues.
> It is about the linux kernel as the vendor distributes its customized
> linux kernel. And it is also about GPL licensing. And this forum is a good
> choice since many developers of the kernel have indirectly or directly
> interacted with the vendor before (a few are even employees).

It is no more about the kernel than a question about liability is about
auto racing just because your particular interest is in cars. The GPL
applies to many kinds of software, and your question is totally general.

> > This whole thing is basically one person trying to discredit a company for
> > not doing things the GPL doesn't require.
> Thats a very stupid comment to make. My first post says:
> "Its the last sentence that is of concern. Does this mean no 3rd
> party (who is not a customer) can get the GPL source code part of their
> products ? Seems like a GPL violation of clause 3b in
> ."
> It clearly asks a question about whether it is a violation or is not, as
> regards a specific clause of the license. Next time please read the post
> carefully before making comments.
> > If they distributed source they
> > satisfied their responsibilities, and they have none to non-customers.

Yes, it clearly asks a question about the GPL in general, since it applies
equally to all covered software. All the protesting on earth will not
change the point, you are asking a license question which is not kernel

I read the post carefully, you are a non-customer who didn't get what he
wanted for free and tried to make your complaint sound like a legitimate
question. You faild.

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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