Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 12, 2002 06:07 AM
It's garden variety license violation - end of story. Upon request (after distribution of said binaries) he is obligated to distribute the source code. It's black and white in the GPL.
I don't personally share your assessment that the GNU GPL won't put food on the table - I don't think that there's evidence in either direction at this moment. However I will say that with economic analysis, there's nothing in the GNU GPL that keeps profit from being made and that there are models that could very well be leveraged to produce profit with the GNU GPL.
But, that's all beside the point. The code is licensed under the GNU GPL - end of story. If he doesn't like it, he's got to rewrite 90% of the system.