Antony Stone Antony at
Mon Mar 31 13:06:01 CEST 2003

On Monday 31 March 2003 7:15 pm, Stefan Reinauer wrote:

> * Justin Cormack <justin at> [030331 18:58]:
> > On Tue, 2003-04-01 at 02:25, Ronald G Minnich wrote:
> > > - you can build GPL code based on NDA chipsets, but you MUST get the
> > >   permission to do that from the holder of the GPL
> >
> > er, typo, holder of specification
> both should be ok. As the holder of the GPL is the one that has to
> enforce it, it might be sufficient to get a permission from the license
> holder to only release a binary. (Which is still not a good idea, wrt
> open source)

This would then be a violation of the GPL.   If you produce something based 
on GPL code, you must distribute the source (or make it available) as well as 
the binary.   There's no such thing as binary-only GPL code.

If you think violating the GPL is not such a bad idea....



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