GPL and kernel .config file

Justin Findlay justin at
Tue Jun 26 16:44:26 MDT 2007

On AD 2007 June 26 Tuesday 04:35:49 PM -0600, Stephen Ward wrote:
>  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?

What's wrong with sending him off a copy of the file?


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