Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 22:18:35 UTC 2008

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Jul 19, 2008, Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>> However, we now now that there are GPL police out there and
>>>> enforcing the GPL on people who modify the freely available code
>>>> out there, but do not share their modifications :(
>>> It's not a GPL violation or copyright infringement to modify
>>> software under the GPL.  It's not a GPL violatino or copyright
>>> infringement to keep your modifications private to yourself.
>> Try telling Zenwalk and Mepis that 
> Both Zenwalk and Mepis allegedly *distribute* the code, they didn't
> keep it to themselves.  And they allegedly distribute it only as
> object code, without complying with the requirements for distributing
> object code.  That's what allegedly makes them GPL infringers.

If someone wants to go looking for binary distributions, there are 
probably some of the vmware appliances at 
http://www.vmware.com/appliances/directory/ that haven't properly 
followed the strict GPL requirements to provide all the corresponding 

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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