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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 12:37:19 +0200 wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:
> > Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> > [...]
> >> Grant back is:  A releases
> >>                 B modifies
> >>                 Under certain conditions, B must grant back to A
> >>
> >> The GPL requires that you give exactly the same freedoms to anyone
> > Yes. It requires to grant the rights. And "anyone" does include "A".
> GPL does not force you to distribute, you are allowed to keep your
> modifications secret and unpublished provided you do not distribute.

I know that. FSF doesn't care as long as you don't want to compete
with free softare in the "add-on" market. FSF's goal is the complete 
elimination of software market. Software == Public Goods. I pay 
enough taxes, thank you.


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