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Re: GPL and other licences

From: Isaac
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 19:29:56 -0600
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On Thu, 02 Feb 2006 02:55:00 +0100, Alfred M. Szmidt <> wrote:
>    > 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.

Cite me a provision of the GPL that does not allow this.  Preferrably
support your answer with a quote of a sentence or two.

>    Your statement differs from what the FSF has said.
> No, they do not.

The FSF has said that allowing employees to use software internal to
a company does not constitute distribution.  


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