[syslinux] SysLinux GPL license violation

Clifford Wolf clifford at clifford.at
Tue Oct 21 04:54:30 PDT 2003

On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> In my opinion as copyright holder of SYSLINUX -- and I believe most GPL
> authors including the FSF would agree with me -- these days "a medium
> customarily used for software interchange" includes HTTP and FTP over
> the Internet.  Therefore, what you need to do is to:

I did talk with rms about the topic a few years ago. He told me that they
thought about including that in GPL v3 but decided not to do it because of
the bad internet connections in developing countries.

In my personal opinion it is o.k. as long as noone is forced to download
e.g. a 600MB ISO file just for looking into a few source files...

 - clifford

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