Hi,

I heard that Gobe Productive (http://www.gobe.com/) ships with plug-ins 
based on source code  from The GIMP and sent them a letter asking for
source code. I'm forwarding their answer here...


Salut, Sven

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Actually, the GPL says

  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.)

In accordance with section 3a, gobeProductive ships with a machine 
readable copy of all GPL'd source code on its CD, a medium customarily 
used for software interchange.  Therefore, sections 3b and 3c are not 
applicable.

However, in the spirit of open source, Gobe maintains archives of the 
GPL source code on its web site:

GPL  <http://www.gobe.com/downloads/ImageManipSrc.zip>
LGPL <http://www.gobe.com/downloads/LibartSrc.zip>



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