[ILUG] GPL clarification.
kae at verens.com
Thu Mar 31 15:38:06 IST 2005
On Thursday 31 March 2005 15:25, Liam Bedford wrote:
> Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
> > If I link (with ld or similar) my propiatery code, to GPL code, I am not
> > bound in any way to make my source code GPL.
> AIUI, if you link to GPL code, your binary is going to be GPL, and thus
> the source will be to.
> There's a reason the LGPL exists. glibc is LGPL I think.
I don't understand any of this, which is why I don't bother licensing my code.
I've released, for example, http://webmecms.org/ as a free application. People
are free to use the code, modify it, sell it, do what the hell they want with
it. I don't care whether they give me back whatever modifications they make,
but I'd like them to feel they are free to do so. The only thing I would want
to make sure of is that anyone that takes the source I developed, does not
then package it under their own brand and subsequently try to sue me for
using "their" code.
In that context, would the GPL be worth studying to see if it matches what I
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