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Re: [open-cobol-list] Another open source cobol

From: Erez Schatz
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] Another open source cobol
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 13:35:19 +0200
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On 2/13/2009 18:47, Michael wrote:

For someone else to take a copy of OC, rename it, and claim it,
Isn't there something in the GPL that prevents this kinda thing?

Au Contraire. The GPL not only doesn't prevent it, it specifically allows such behaviour, up to (and including) a point where you can sell it as your own. The only stipulation is that you must include the modified source, release it under the GPL, and include a copyright notice to the original author. The full text of the GPL (v.3) is here:

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