Subject: Re: Thoughts on GPL
From: "William C. Cheng" <william@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 10:50:04 -0500

  Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com> wrote:
  |  > Note that EGCS cannot be readily found from the Web site.  Cygnus
  |  > clearly does not view the project as important to their core
  |  > positioning.  
  | 
  | Maybe you have to pay them money in order to get it?  Just because
  | software is freely copyable, that doesn't mean that it's automaticly
  | free of charge.

Having trouble connecting to
<URL:http://www.cygnus.com/egcs/announcement.html>, I'm assuming that
EGCS is GPL'ed.

I though that under GPL, although the software may not be free, the
source code is.  So, if a person (not necessarily a customer) asks for
the source code, you have to make it available free of charge.  Or are
you only obligated to make source code available to customers?
--
Bill Cheng // bill.cheng@acm.org <URL:http://bourbon.cs.umd.edu:8001/william/>