Re: software licensing
On Wed, Sep 02, 1998 at 10:58:07AM -0500, Rob Tillotson wrote:
> There are two contracts being offered by the employer: the employment
> contract, which says "don't distribute the software", and the GPL (in
> force because the employees have been given the code) which says "do
> distribute the software". They cannot be satisfied simultaneously, so
> one of them must effectively lose a term in order to satisfy the
I do not think that the employee has been "given" the code. Rather,
they have been given access to use it. If my employer provides
some proprietary software for my use, I haven't been given the software
at all -- I don't think it should be any different for GPL.
On the other hand if the employer gives me a disk to install on my PC
at home, I really have been given it.
Hamish Moffatt, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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