[JDEV] Regarding the GPL and commercial products

William Walsh isplists at wxweb.com
Fri Sep 20 11:59:05 CDT 2002

On Fri, 2002-09-20 at 09:35, Thomas Muldowney wrote:
> You should contact the ColinJab author, because he can enforce the GPL
> on his copyright of the code.  Pretty much if you change GPL code and
> distribute it you need to provide the source.

But only to those you distribute it to.

And you can't place any restriction on their ability to redistribute or
fork the code to their own GPL project.

But that doesn't mean you have to make the source available for free to

If they are selling their product, provided they supply source on
request, and package a copy of the GPL license with the software, they
can do pretty much what they want.

William Walsh <william at wxw.org>
Jabber: william at wxw.org

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