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Re: GPL and other licences


From: Alfred M\. Szmidt
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 02:55:00 +0100

   > It does boil down to that, you are still violating the license,
   > and in turn copyright law.  Just that nobody knows of it so
   > nobody can sue you.

   The license allows you to do what I've described.  Making
   derivative works with permission is not copyright infringement.

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.

   Your statement differs from what the FSF has said.

No, they do not.

   > You are asking if you can break the law as long as nobody knows
   > about it, or if only a selected few know about it.  Sorry, this
   > isn't how law works.

   I'm not asking anything.  I'm describing what the license says.

No, you did not.




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