|Subject: ||Re: Support the QuakeLives project...|
|Date: ||1/6/00 2:37:36 AM|
Hmm, I believe I will have to disagree with your interpretation. Check section 3.
I do not believe that you could honestly say that the COMPLETE MACHINE-READABLE CODE is being distributed as mandated. see following:
"For an executable work, complete source code means ALL the source code for ALL MODULES IT CONTAINS, plus any associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to control compilation and installation of the executable."
Now, I don't know how to make those fancy bold characters like you made, but.. "complete source code for all modules it contains" sounds like it includes the sv_def.h file the sourcecode is missing.
getting to the section you quoted, lets take another look at it:
-IF- identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program, and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in themselves, -THEN- this License, and its terms, do not apply to those sections when you distribute them as separate works. -BUT- when you distribute the same sections as part of a whole which is a work based on the Program, the distribution of the whole must be on the terms of this License, whose permissions for other licensees extend to the entire whole, and thus to each and every part regardless of who wrote it.
IF the sections are distributed seperately THEN the license does not apply. But as it is the whole package that has both received the modification and has been distributed, the license DOES apply to sv_def.h. Now its about 2:20am, and I'm kind of tired. But I believe that what this is really saying, is that you could snip a bit of code, add it to a SEPERATE project, and not be required to release all of your own source. But since this is obviously an extension of the same work, and even used the audacity to continue the same version numbering system, this could hardly be claimed.
Here is a snippet from section 3, check it out.
3. You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it, under Section 2) in object code or executable form under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above provided that you also do one of the following:
a) Accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable source code, which must be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,
b) Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three years, to give any third party, for a charge no more than your cost of physically performing source distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code, to be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,
c) Accompany it with the information you received as to the offer to distribute corresponding source code. (This alternative is allowed only for noncommercial distribution and only if you received the program in object code or executable form with such an offer, in accord with Subsection b above.)
The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for making modifications to it. For an executable work, complete source code means ALL source code for ALL MODULES IT CONTAINS, plus any associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to control compilation and installation of the executable. However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not include anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies the executable.