The Fed doesnt create money. It creates currency. Please meditate on the difference between the two until it becomes blindingly clear, and then act accordingly.
While I certainly see the charm in your call to democratise larceny and let the benefits currently enjoyed by only the largest and most successful criminal enterprises to date, I fear your plan would ultimately be just as unsustainable and just as harmful to the general welfare.
JohnWs points are correct, but there is an even simpler and more direct one he missed. Even the FAQ page that you linked disagrees with you.
"If you choose to provide source through a written offer, then anybody who requests the source from you is entitled to receive it."
You can just send them a link to the original author's site.
No, this does not fulfil your obligations under the license.
That was quite intentional. What if you direct too much traffic for the original authors hosting? What if he takes the site down for this or any other reason?
If you distribute GPL software in binary form without including the source code then YOU must personally ensure that YOU are also making that source available.
Your post is mostly correct, but I spotted one huge glaring error.
False. The source must be distributed if it is changed. Otherwise, it is not your responsibility. He was right, you are not.
Wrong, wrong, wrong. You have two options to distribute software under the GPL. You can either: ship the full code with every binary or you can ship the binary alone but commit to provide the source code to anyone who requests it. Whether you are distributing the code unmodified, or have extensively modified it, doesnt matter in the least.
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