Originally Posted by copse
I'm not sure what point you're making. It could be read as saying why open source, if just distributing a binary accomplishes exactly the same thing?
Read the context. My comment was just that if you have problem with your product using existing open source solution, due to licensing, you would have the exact same problem using existing proprietary solution. And in both cases you may solve the issue by contacting the owners. Both proprietary and open source software come with different types of licenses covering distribution of binaries.