Topic: Easy2Boot

Date 29/08/2019

By Marc Lehmann

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Legality of Easy2Boot

As I said, if you think you are not creating a derived wokr and merely bundling separate programs together. remove the gpl parts from the e2b distribution and see if it still works. Obviously, it won't work, proving that you are not merely aggregating separate programs, but instead create a new derived work.

"Merely including a text file" is still not enough.

I find your continued attempts at weaseling around very disingenous.

Read the license of the programs you are illegally redistributing and follow it - it is not very hard to do so.

Also, you are restricting user freedoms by claiming people must not sell or e2b, as at the very least the gpl parts of it are freely redistributable, and you have to provide source.

And if you can't remove the GPL parts from e2b and still have a working software, you are clearly depeneding on it, and thus create a modified distribution and a derived work.

OR in other words, you are stealing other people's work that has made your work possible and deprive users of their rights.