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Re: GPL and other licences

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 12:18:17 +0000

On Fri, 2006-02-03 at 19:45 +0100, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>    >           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.  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.

Yes, Alfred, but a company is _one_ entity. If that company gives a copy
to a worker for _his_ private use then that would be distribution.

If it's use inside that company, then it hasn't left the entity at all.

Sad, but not recognized as distribution. That's why you have to "agree"
with the common proprietary licenses. They add restrictions like "you
can only install on one computer, or else no license".


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