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Re: [vox] What is GPL "Distribution"?
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Re: [vox] What is GPL "Distribution"?



On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 20:20:09PM -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 06:38:56PM -0700, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> > 
> >  a) My company asks me to install a kiosk in our front lobby.  I modify
> >     GPL code to get it working.  Is physical access to a device
> >     implemented with GPL'd tools by the public considered "distribution"?
> 
> I think so, hence the source-code releases by folks like TiVo and
> Dish Network.

I'm not sure they're the same thing. Tivo is distributing the software
inside the box when the sell it to you. A kiosk in your front lobby is
still under your control/posession. I'm not convinced that it's not
distribution, but I don't think that the Tivo/Dish situations apply
either.

Rob Rogers
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