Licensing question about GPL/LGPL binaries

Jeffrey Goldberg jeffrey at
Fri Feb 23 17:36:52 UTC 2007

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On Feb 23, 2007, at 5:53 AM, Kövesdán Gábor wrote:

> The question is that can we extract and provide these binaries in a  
> simple tar.gz file or is that considered a GPL/LGPL violation? The  
> sources are freely available on, but we are not sure  
> doing so is legally correct. What do you think about this?


What you plan to do is perfectly fine under the GPL as long as

(1) What you distribute is under the GPL license
(2) You let people know where they can freely get the source
(3) You don't take credit for work that isn't yours.



Jeffrey Goldberg              

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