|In reply to Comment 42 (Anonymous):|
Come on --- what is really required includes *telling* your customer that the software you just gave them a binary of is covered by the GPL, as well as providing them with a copy of the GPL.Yes, it is common practice to just include the source code, if only because it means three years from now, you don't have to keep sources for lots of old versions of your programs around (which surely we by now all know you have to do if all you include is the written offer to supply source, right?). And yes, not doing so is perfectly OK.However, failing to even mention the GPL'ed status of binaries you distribute *anywhere* is most certainly *not* OK. It's a breach of license. And if I were Hyperion, I'd be VERY careful about this, because according to section 4 of the GPL, doing so results in automatic termination of their license for U-Boot. This means that if one of the U-Boot copyright holders so much as doesn't like the look of their face (or, God forbid, their attitude of righteous indignation when confronted with the fact that they violated the GPL :), that copyright holder could quite easily enforce that section, and the AmigaOne would suddenly be without firmware. Uh-oh!"All you have to do is ask" is one thing. But "All you have to do is somehow guess that all you have to do is ask" is another thing altogether. One can be done in accordance with the GPL, the other simply can't.