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.

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).