Subject: Re: When to evaluate dual licenses (was: license categories, was: I'm not supposed to use the ECL v2?)
From: Arnoud Engelfriet <>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 19:19:13 +0100

John Cowan wrote:
> Smith, McCoy scripsit:
> > If that's the case, then does Bob (the intermediate distributor between
> > author Alice and buyer Carol) owe any obligation to Carol to provide
> > source and/or installation information to Carol?  Could he not just say
> > "your license is from Alice -- go get it from her!"
> Source, yes, by the terms of either GPL.  Installation information,
> clearly no under the GPLv2; possibly, under the GPLv3, depending on
> the device.

The thing is that Carol needs Installation Information and/or the
anti-DRM promise from Bob, not from Alice. That's why Carol needs
to show that Bob is bound by GPLv3.


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