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Re: [vox] need help: long boring question about the GPL
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Re: [vox] need help: long boring question about the GPL



On Sat, Oct 19, 2002 at 03:28:42PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Wed, Oct 16, 2002, Bill Kendrick (nbs@sonic.net) wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 12:25:42PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > > 
> > > a. you're not allowed to distribute a modified version of the program
> > >    without written consent of the authors.
> > 
> > This conflicts with the GPL.
> > 
> > 
> > > b. you can't use the source code in any other commercial or public
> > >    domain software.
> > 
> > This is the sticky part.  If you use GPL code in your own project,
> > that project must also be GPL.  At the very least, this makes their
> > comment about public domain (PD) software accurate, I believe.
> 
> GPL != public domain.

Which is his point, I believe. He is pointint out that their use of
GPL code would automatically enforce the part of (b) above which
applies to public domain software (but not to commercial, if it's
free).

-Micah
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