china buying software

Liam Proven lproven at
Thu Jan 20 18:55:30 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 6:46 PM, Anthony Papillion <papillion at> wrote:
> On 1/20/2011 12:36 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
>> So Jan Claeys' comment that:
>>> there are probably as many illegal copies of linux
>>> made/sold in China as there are illegal copies of Windows,
>> is in fact dead wrong. It would be lots of copies of perfectly-legal
>> Linux versus lots of pirated Windows.
> Not necessarily. Doesn't the GPL specify that users must have access to
> the source code either on the CD or by a notice of where they can obtain
> it? So, if a distributor doesn't include either of those, would that not
> make the copy 'illegal' by GPL standards?

Um. Did we not cover this earlier today?

It would mean that the original creator or /distributor/ was doing
something wrong, but that doesn't mean there would be anything wrong
with all those copies of Linux.

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