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Date:	Tue, 8 Feb 2011 14:12:54 +0000
From:	Matthew Garrett <>
To:	Alan Cox <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] [PATCH] Clarify source code distribution requirements

On Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 10:18:40AM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Mon,  7 Feb 2011 18:09:04 -0500
> Matthew Garrett <> wrote:
> > Some vendors (such as
> > insist that since section 3(b) of GPLv2 does not contain an explicit
> > timeframe for source distribution, they can ignore requests for source
> > for up to 120 days. Clarify the introduction to the license to indicate
> > that this isn't what's meant.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Matthew Garrett <>
> 1. You've put it so it as if Linus said it

If he merged it, he effectively would be saying it...

> 2. I'd like to see a lawyers take on it first (Linux Foundation perhaps)
> before it goes in

And yes, I'd expect legal feedback to be a requirement.

Matthew Garrett |
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