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Re: GPL and inhouse use?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPL and inhouse use?
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 08:27:46 +0200
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Merijn de Weerd <> writes:

> On 2006-05-16, Eric <> wrote:
>> Merijn de Weerd wrote:
>>> Suppose you add a lot of code to implement a really robust and
>>> unique embedded software stack that makes a great product. You'd
>>> want to keep that proprietary to prevent your competition from
>>> gaining the same advantage that you just worked months or years to
>>> create. Yet, you have to share if you build upon GPL software.
>>> The same should apply to the in-house environment you describe.
>> so its basically "if i modify any gpl'd code I must give away my changes
>> whether or not i keep it 'in-house' "?
> Right now the GPL makes a distinction for in-house code. Only
> if you distribute binaries do you have to share the source. I
> was just saying that that should change: also in-house code
> should be shared, once it's out of testing.

Why should that change?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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