[sword-devel] GPL and source code

peter refdoc at gmx.net
Thu Mar 20 07:50:48 MST 2008


You will appreciate that your obligations according the GPL are a bit more.

1) If you rebrand the software (which you appear to have done) you have
effectively altered its sources and must advertise this fact + provide
the altered sources.
2) If you distribute the software you must be clear to the customers
that this is GPL free software. Before they buy. I see no such reference
in the material on the website. In fact the website makes it appear that
this is your software. Which is not true.

Given that I am one of the authors of BibleDesktop, I would appreciate
your immediate response.

BTW are you connected to Thinkall of FTC fame
(http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2007/01/manay.shtm) ?


CD Earth Customer Service wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> Thanks for your question. The source code is included on each of the CDs.
> So if you plan to order them, you'll find it under the 'Source' directory.
> I hope that helps. Enjoy the software!
> Regards,
> CD Earth Customer Service
> help at cdearth.com
> On Wed, March 19, 2008 2:49 pm, peter wrote:
>> Dear Sir/Madam,
>> It appears to me that several programmes you are selling are licensed
>> under the GPL, obliging you to provide the source code to those who
>> enquire.
>> I would be grateful for provision of source code to BibleDesktop and
>> BibleCS. Former is under http://www.cdearth.com/bible-study.htm, latter
>> under http://www.cdearth.com/bible-software.htm.
>> Yours sincerely
>> Peter von Kaehne

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