[ILUG] RMS: KDE in violation of GPL
wesley at blackstar.co.uk
Wed Sep 6 12:43:02 IST 2000
On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 11:44:33AM +0100, Smelly Pooh wrote:
> In reply to Wesley Darlington's flatulent wordings,
> > 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
More generally, if you make modifications, you are only obliged to give
the source to people you give the binary to.
If I don't give anybody a modified binary, I don't have to give them the
modified source. If I /do/ give somebody a modified binary, I have to
give them the source if they ask for it.
And I can't place any restrictions on what they can do with said source,
except for the same gpl stuff as was imposed on me...?
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