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Re: Please don't refer to Emacs as "open source"

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Please don't refer to Emacs as "open source"
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 17:33:19 +0200

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 12:16, Jambunathan K <address@hidden> wrote:
> I seek clarification on "right to redistribute" against "contractual
> obligation to redistribute modified source".

When you modify GPL software:

1)  If you just use it "in house" (inside your company) you do not
have to distribute the the modifications. (But it is of course nice if
you make them available.)

2)  If you let someone else use the modified software you have to distribute it.

Maybe there is a "gray zone" for GPL software used on a web server?

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