[JDEV] Regarding the GPL and commercial products
jabber at raditha.com
Sat Sep 21 13:06:24 CDT 2002
One small clarification William
Source code has to be provided free of charge you can charge for the
software. source code MUST be free. HOwever you are right in saying you
have to give the source code only to the buyers of your product. You
don't have to give the source code to the man on the street
William X Walsh wrote:
>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.
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