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Re: GPL and inhouse use?

From: Gordon Burditt
Subject: Re: GPL and inhouse use?
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 16:22:49 -0000

>The GPL only comes into effect when you distribute. If you do not distribute,
>then the GPL doesn't come into effect.

Then distributing a patch (under a user-hostile license) which
contains none of the content of the original code (most patches are
NOT like this, but some are) cannot be stopped by the GPL.

>Now out of curiosity, what types of modifications (in general terms) would
>you consider making that you wouldn't want to share?

One-off hacks which are embarrassing or not worth the trouble to document.

                                                Gordon L. Burditt

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