Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate

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To: Arnold Krille <arnold@...>
Cc: <linux-audio-dev@...>
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 10:29 pm

Arnold Krille wrote:

You can skip 1., 2.1 and 2.2 and directly read 3. ;).

1.

If somebody has got a website made with Drupal (GPL) and he wants
visitors of the side to install the proprietary flash player to use the
web site, this won't be a problem. But will it be a violation, if
somebody publishes a web site done with GPL software and proprietary
software? Doing this isn't a distribution of the software. Doing this
has nothing to do with with reprogramming the software, but even if
somebody publishes a website done with reprogrammed GPL software, it's
not publishing the reprogrammed software.

GPL has nothing to do with just using software.

2.1

I download your GPL software and only change the copyright, I claim that
I'm the original coder and in addition I add comments that you are liar,
you have stolen my software. I copy this software with the faked
copyright to 100 DVDs, but I keep this copies my own.

This isn't a violation of the GPL.

2.2

I take those copies with me, while I'm using the short distance public
transport and I forget them in a bus, without purpose, some people take
a copy and install it to their desktop computers.

This might be a violation, but the whole situation is grotesquely.

3.

E.g. Cinelerra

I guess this is software that links to Non-GPL software.

"64 Studio cannot include it as part of the distribution because it has
too many patent encumbered dependencies. But not to worry, if you
install it yourself from other sources it is yours to use as you please!
And this is that story..." (http://www.64studio.com/howto_cinelerra)

From the file COPYING by "git clone
git://git.cinelerra.org/j6t/cinelerra.git my_cinelerra":

"GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 2, June 1991"

From the file LICENSE by "git clone
git://git.cinelerra.org/j6t/cinelerra.git my_cinelerra":

"In addition to the GPL's warranty stipulation, Cinelerra is distributed
WITHOUT
GUARANTEED SUPPORT; without even the guarantee of ADDITIONAL LABOR. Support
that is not guaranteed includes technical support, compiler troubleshooting,
debugging, version matching, updating, among other additional labor which
may or may not be required to meet a user's requirements.

GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 2, June 1991

Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA
02111-1307 USA
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
of this license document, but changing it is not allowed."
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[LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Michael Fisher, (Mon Aug 3, 8:30 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 1:37 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 5:39 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Steve Harris, (Wed Aug 5, 9:02 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Tom Szilagyi, (Mon Aug 10, 1:33 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Bob Ham, (Wed Aug 5, 12:50 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Sampo Savolainen, (Wed Aug 5, 10:49 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Jack O'Quin, (Wed Aug 5, 3:29 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Aug 5, 11:33 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Steve Harris, (Wed Aug 5, 11:16 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Frank Barknecht, (Wed Aug 5, 9:24 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Emanuel Rumpf, (Wed Aug 5, 6:14 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Dr Nicholas J Bailey, (Tue Aug 4, 2:45 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 3:08 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 3:43 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 8:29 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Aug 4, 10:29 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Aug 4, 12:21 am)