has the LGPL licence fell through ?

Troy Rollo wine at troy.rollo.name
Tue Dec 20 17:51:06 CST 2005

On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 10:08, Jeremy White wrote:

> In fact, the only person that can demand anything wrt the LGPL is
> someone that is running their software.  So if someone has bought
> a copy of TurboLinux 11 in Japan, they have the right to demand
> a copy of the source code to the Wine bits in Project David; presumably
> they'd have to ask Turbo Linux.

It's more complex than that. The only person who is entitled to a copy of the 
source code is a person who has received a copy of the compiled code, however 
that person has no legal right to enforce that entitlement. A person who has 
copyright in the code has to then take enforcement action for breach of 
copyright and breach of contract in order to enforce it. If a person with 
copyright in the code receives the compiled code, then the rights are, more 
conveniently, coincident in the same person.
Troy Rollo - wine at troy.rollo.name

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