Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jun 2011 15:40 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews OSNews interviews Alexander Tsolkas, security consultant, Director Sales & Marketing at Iπsec Ltd. Germany, and creator of HSS, or High Security Server, a highly secure Linux kernel and a proprietary management Control Panel. We ask him about his product and about the state of ultra high security computing.
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RE[6]: GPL???
by ciaby on Fri 1st Jul 2011 11:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: GPL???"
ciaby
Member since:
2011-07-01

And...? If you're selling a product based on GPL code, then you should re-distribute the same code under the same license. If you're selling it _without_ the source code, then you're violating the GPL.
It takes less than 5 minutes to submit a request to http://gpl-violations.org/, and afaik Germany is already a proven country for the validity of the GPL.
Where can we find the source code? ;)
Cheers

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RE[7]: GPL???
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 1st Jul 2011 12:29 in reply to "RE[6]: GPL???"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

To be fair, only those who have been given the binary are entitled to ask for the source. Any recipient of the source is welcome to release it for wider distribution for whatever cost they would like. Its not required to be provided to the general public, unless you are also distributing the binary to them.

But trying to keep GPL'd code secret is crazy. It is not a good sign that it is not generally available.

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RE[7]: GPL???
by pantheraleo on Fri 1st Jul 2011 13:49 in reply to "RE[6]: GPL???"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

And...? If you're selling a product based on GPL code, then you should re-distribute the same code under the same license. If you're selling it _without_ the source code, then you're violating the GPL.


Actually, no you are not. You don't have to provide the source code unless someone specifically asks you for it. Then you are required to provide it. And of course, nothing is stopping you from taking the source once they give it to you and publishing it for all the rest of the world to see. That would be perfectly legal.

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