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Re: GPL and other licences


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 14:49:21 +0100
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"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <address@hidden> writes:

>    > This is not what you asked, you asked if you could combine
>    > non-free software with a GPLed work internally.  The GPL does not
>    > allow this, so you have no permissions to do so be it for your
>    > private use or not.
>
>    Cite me a provision of the GPL that does not allow this.
>    Preferrably support your answer with a quote of a sentence or two.
>
> Are you really disputing the fact that one can combine non-free work
> with a GPLed program?
>
>    I'd like to incorporate GPL-covered software in my proprietary
>    system. Can I do this?
>

[...]

>           A system incorporating a GPL-covered program is an
>           extended version of that program. The GPL says that any
>           extended version of the program must be released under the
>           GPL if it is released at all.

And it is not released.  That's the key.  Internal use.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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