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Re: What is source ?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: What is source ?
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 00:32:44 +0200
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"Vincent Rivière" <address@hidden> writes:

>> Now that's an interesting point. As the sole copyright owner you
>> certainly have the right to have multiple distributions of your
>> project under different licenses.
>
> Okay, I didn't understand that things were different for the
> copyright holder and other people.  For example, I write a wonderful
> library from scratch (only my own sources).  It may be useful to
> other people, but I don't want it to be used in closed-source
> commercial projects, so I release it under the terms of the GPL.
> But because I am the copyright holder of the library, I (and only I)
> can write a software statically linked to the library and release it
> as closed-source.
>
> Am I right ?

You and only you have the right to give people versions of your
library under any conditions.  It is not clear what you mean by "I
release it under the terms of the GPL".  You presumably mean that you
put it in a publicly available place with a GPL license notice.  That
means that copies downloaded from there will be governed by the GPL.
But that does not mean that you can't distribute other copies under
other conditions.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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