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Re: [tlug] GPL Quote


On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 10:18:44PM +0100, Christian Horn wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 07:35:09PM +0900, Curt Sampson wrote:
> > Well, you want something stronger than the GPL, then. The GPL only
> > forces you to make modifications public if you make the compiled version
> > public; you can modify all you like without distributing source if you
> > don't distribute the binary.
> True.. maybe thats because noone could track if the code gets modified
> somewhere, somehow anyway.

No, you can do whatever you want on your own machine (although some 
EULAs would have you believe otherwise, DMCA notwithstanding). It's
only when you try to distribute the GPL-ed software that copyright
comes in to play and you have to follow the terms of the license.

> "It could attract much debate" is not a good argument to drop a 
> thread ;)

I agree :)


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