9fans - fans of the OS Plan 9 from Bell Labs
 help / color / mirror / Atom feed
From: hiro <23hiro@gmail.com>
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: Re: [9fans] licence question
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 22:59:37 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAFSF3XPrLiGnLUNbYbMY9x8hBw3opWKWupJL08scp4_D1atcsA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <16433713090.e62E5Cc03.507002@composer.9fans.topicbox.com>

why should it be closed source?
you're gonna seriously put the effort to remove all the traces of source files?
why not just keep the source so people can learn about the software
that they are using?!
students are supposed to learn, no?


On 1/28/22, ibrahim via 9fans <9fans@9fans.net> wrote:
> On Friday, 28 January 2022, at 4:23 AM, Kurt H Maier wrote:
>> None of these prohibit redistribution.  Feel free to delete them from
> your copy.
> 
> I'm intending to distribute a closed source binary release as a kiosk
> application which will be used as a graphical terminal for students. So
> anything containing GPL code can't be part of the base installment. Users
> can decide to download and install binaries on their computer but the moment
> I distribute a GPL application as an integral part of my system where some
> of the binaries depend on their existence without alternatives my code and
> binaries get infected by GPL.
> 
> I already deleted ghostscript and all fonts from 9front to avoid legal
> problems. Xen, mp3dec, lzip weren't used by my app the only surprises were
> diff and patch which I can substitute by not GPL'ed versions.
> 
> You are right if I would distribute my kiosk software in binary and source
> form like all plan9 distributions do. Then I would have fulfilled the
> necessities of GPL regarding redistribution. But the problem of "work based
> upon", "word depends on" would perhaps remain for some of the tools used by
> plan9. In common you are right but not when someone makes a binary
> distribution ...
> 
> Thanks

------------------------------------------
9fans: 9fans
Permalink: https://9fans.topicbox.com/groups/9fans/T3e07bfdf263a83c8-Me0f75371623232060900de30
Delivery options: https://9fans.topicbox.com/groups/9fans/subscription

  reply	other threads:[~2022-01-28 21:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 61+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-27 22:43 ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-27 22:48 ` hiro
2022-01-27 23:33   ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-28  0:05     ` hiro
2022-01-28  0:42       ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-28  0:46         ` ori
2022-01-28  1:14           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-28  3:23             ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28 12:01               ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-28 21:59                 ` hiro [this message]
2022-01-29 13:03                   ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 13:24                     ` hiro
2022-01-29 14:08                       ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 14:59                         ` sirjofri
2022-01-29 18:11                         ` Grant Defayette
2022-01-29 19:00                           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 20:43                         ` hiro
2022-01-29 21:32                           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 21:42                             ` hiro
2022-01-29 22:23                               ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 23:14                                 ` sirjofri
2022-01-29 23:27                                   ` hiro
2022-01-29 23:36                                   ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-30  0:08                                     ` hiro
2022-01-30  1:45                                       ` ron minnich
2022-01-30  2:18                                         ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-30 21:00                                           ` ron minnich
2022-02-01 15:08                                             ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-02-01 17:06                                               ` Dan Cross
2022-01-29 22:14                         ` Bakul Shah
2022-01-29 22:40                           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-02-04 15:30                         ` Kent R. Spillner
2022-02-04 16:17                           ` Grant Defayette
2022-02-04 16:29                           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-02-04 21:12                             ` sirjofri
2022-02-04 17:48                           ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-02-05  0:08                             ` Frank D. Engel, Jr.
2022-02-05 16:47                               ` hiro
2022-01-29 14:26                     ` David Leimbach via 9fans
2022-02-01 14:12                       ` Dan Cross
2022-02-01 22:47                         ` hiro
2022-02-02 13:22                           ` Wes Kussmaul
2022-02-02 16:25                             ` ori
2022-02-02 18:22                               ` ron minnich
2022-02-02 19:00                                 ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 16:15                     ` Wes Kussmaul
2022-01-29 16:56                     ` Bakul Shah
2022-01-29 17:17                       ` ori
2022-01-29 18:14                       ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 18:58                     ` cinap_lenrek
2022-01-29 19:23                       ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 20:48                         ` hiro
2022-01-29 21:18                           ` Steve Simon
2022-01-29 21:34                             ` hiro
2022-01-29 21:43                             ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 22:44                               ` hiro
2022-01-29 23:26                                 ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-30  7:55                           ` tlaronde
2022-01-30 13:44                             ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-30 13:56                               ` tlaronde
2022-01-28  3:14 ` Lucio De Re

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=CAFSF3XPrLiGnLUNbYbMY9x8hBw3opWKWupJL08scp4_D1atcsA@mail.gmail.com \
    --to=23hiro@gmail.com \
    --cc=9fans@9fans.net \
    --subject='Re: [9fans] licence question' \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for NNTP newsgroup(s).