GPL and kernel .config file

Stephen Ward sjward at
Tue Jun 26 16:35:49 MDT 2007

My company redistributes a Linux LiveCD based on Gentoo, which is obviously
subject to the GPL.  We have a client who is citing clauses 3(a) and 3(b) of
the GPL to insist that we provide the .config file that was used to compile
the kernel on our LiveCD.  Does anyone know if this is a legitimate claim?
Does the .config file count as source code that we need to make available?


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