[ILUG] RMS: KDE in violation of GPL
plop at redbrick.dcu.ie
Wed Sep 6 11:44:44 IST 2000
In reply to Wesley Darlington's flatulent wordings,
> On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 10:55:27AM +0100, kevin lyda wrote:
> > well, while it's less serious, i see the same scenario between bsd and the
> > gpl. with a bsd license someone can take my code and make it so i can't
> > read it. i still get credit, but i can't see it. with the gpl people
> > can *choose* to take my code but they can't hide it.
> Sure they can. Suppose somebody derives from your gpl-ed code. If you
> can't find somebody who'll give you a binary of that derivation then
> nobody, nowhere is under any obligation to give you the source.
I think they wait it works is if you make private modifications (say for home
use or internal use in a company) you are not obligated to release your
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