On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM, Roy Stogner <roystgnr@ices.utexas.edu> wrote:
There is absolutely nothing wrong with distributing binary versions
of GPL/LGPL software as long as the source is available _somewhere_.

This is a popular enough misconception to have made the FAQ.
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#UnchangedJustBinary

This isn't our situation.  In our situation the source is being distributed for those "binaries".... just not by us.

Not only that but this link is about binaries of _GPL_ applications / libraries.  That doesn't apply to BSD licensed libraries.

I don't see how linking in a BSD licensed binary blob can ever be a GPL violation and it wouldn't be a BSD license violation as long as somewhere they say that they were using libMesh (which retains the BSD acknowledgement).

Derek