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Re: GPL and other licences


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 20:23:16 +0100
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"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <address@hidden> writes:

>    >           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.
>
> If I give you a copy, it is distribution.  The whole concept of
> internal `use' is bogus.

You mean, if I am using a company's car, the car becomes my own
property for the duration of use?

> I can claim that the whole world is internal for my use, and then
> simply refuse to release the source to anyone, since it is `internal
> use', if one would follow your thread.

Tell that to the FSF and to judges and lawyers in general.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum




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