Subject: Re: Advertising Clauses in Licenses
From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 02:08:02 -0500 (EST)

Lawrence E. Rosen scripsit:

> I can't think of a reason why that wouldn't work.  

Primarily because URLs aren't that stable: they come and go, but
free software goes on for decades in certain cases.  This is why
it's not enough under the GPL, when distributing software in
binary form, to say "Download source from here!"  You have to
be willing to send it out on tape or CD-ROM or what have you.

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