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Re: [swish-e] How to be compliant

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Wed Mar 21 2007 - 14:32:15 GMT scribbled on 3/21/07 8:13 AM:
> Hi!
> Peter Karman <> wrote:
>>> 2. Bundle binary only files in our win32 Gjallar zip AND explain in
>>> Readme that Gjallar uses Swish-e version x unmodified and that src is
>>> available at <URL> and point to for more info.
>> I think that #2 meets the terms of the GPL license section 3 subsection c. You 
>> are distributing executable copies of the program, using an unmodified version, 
>> and IIRC the windows swish-e version includes with it a copy of the COPYING 
>> (GPL) file, which dictates that the source is available.
> Ok, but if I understood you correctly - it is ok if we do not include
> the actual source and instead point to our server where the pristine
> original source and binary distribution files are located (copied from

yes, that is fine. You can either provide source via your server or just point 
at and indicate the version. Either is fine.

> Gjallar is definitely not Win32 only but it is only for Win32 that we
> want to disitribute Gjallar with "everything included" to give the
> developers/users playing with it the least hassle.
> The Linux/Unix crowd is a different audience and for them we instead
> include instructions to install/build Swish-e (and graphviz and one or
> more things).

cool. makes complete sense to me.


Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
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Received on Wed Mar 21 10:32:15 2007