Re: Monta Vista software license terms
Christoph Hellwig (email@example.com)
Wed, 5 Feb 2003 17:25:42 +0000
On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 12:04:36PM -0500, Disconnect wrote:
> What does this "written offer valid for any third party" mean? Does that
> mean everyone in the world can get the source to any GPL'ed program no
> matter what?
> "Valid for any third party" means that anyone who has the offer
> is entitled to take you up on it.
> If you commercially distribute binaries not accompanied with
> source code, the GPL says you must provide a written offer to
> distribute the source code later. When users non-commercially
> redistribute the binaries they received from you, they must pass
> along a copy of this written offer. This means that people who
> did not get the binaries directly from you can still receive
> copies of the source code, along with the written offer.
Has any user of a mvista-powered embedded device ever seen this offer?..
I guess many of their customers "forgot" that
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