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Re: LGPL vs. GPL

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: LGPL vs. GPL
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008 11:38:59 -0500
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Ciaran O'Riordan writes:
> Well, if the source is visible, people can examine it and see where the
> problem is, but I think people should also be allowed fix problems (bugs
> and security holes) and should be allowed to make modifications to reduce
> pointless frustration.

In the US they can.[1]

> And when they do fix bugs, improve security, or improve the
> functionality, they should be allowed to publish their modifications so
> that their work can benefit everyone.

If you wrote the patch you own the copyright and can publish it if you wish
as long as you don't include any significant amount of the original

[1] Unless they have entered into a contract in which they agree not to.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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