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Re: GPL question

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GPL question
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 21:22:43 -0500
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Richard writes:
> If they use my code, then yes.

No, you do not want to restrict the software of others, nor does the GPL
attempt to do so (such an attempt would be doomed to failure anyway).  You
want to restrict derivatives of your software: combinations of your
software and that of someone else.  The GPL allows you to do so.  It does
not, however, attempt to restrict what that someone else does with the
portion of the derivative which is entirely of his authorship.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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