[sword-devel] GPL and source code

Jonathan Morgan jonmmorgan at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 20:26:05 MST 2008

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 1:50 AM, peter <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:
>  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.

This is correct.

>  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.

I'm not so convinced of this one (and yes, I have just read through
the GPL).  I do not find that item 1 says this.  It says that the
copyright and disclaimer of warranty must be prominently displayed on
the copy (probably the CD), but I'm not convinced that that would mean
that it had to be displayed on the website.


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