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Re: GNU licenses

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 16:41:57 -0500
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mike4ty4 writes:
> If you then use some of your original code from said combined work (and
> it's been said here REPEATEDLY that your original code is yours) in
> another 100% original work, that also becomes GPL...

It does no such thing.  Please read up on Troll Tech and Qt.

> 1. Make non-GPL program.

> 2. Combine a little bit of someone else's GPL program.

> 3. Release the _combined work_ under GPL.

> 4. Take a bit of my _original work_ from the *original*
> part of said combined work and put it in another
> original work, this time one with NObody else's code
> in it,

> 5. Release that closed-source and non-GPL as heck.

> Am I right?

Yes, as we have been trying to tell you for some time.

> Now, does this have and bearing on what I can do with my original works?


> Can I let someone use _my own_ 100% original code in their works WITHOUT
> demanding them to give me their own code for my use?

Yes, of course.

> I should be able to, considering those are _my original works_ and I can
> do WHATEVER I PLEASE WITH THEM since *I* made them! Am I right?

Yes, as we have been trying to tell you for some time.

> Aha! Thank you for confirming me. I've uncovered it! The "evil motive" of
> the GPL!

The GPL is just a document: a model license.  It is not capable of having

> I now am unable to use any of my own code from that project in any future
> projects without making them GPL as well or SOMEBODY ELSE could crack
> down on me for "violating" "their" rights for using MY OWN CODE!!!!

This is _not true_.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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