Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program
On Fri, Nov 04, 2005 at 03:54:01PM +0100, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Glenn Maynard (email@example.com) [051104 14:40]:
> > On Fri, Nov 04, 2005 at 02:05:43PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > > * Wouter Verhelst:
> > >
> > > >> Lets assume you have GPL-ed project dpkg. Any change to foo.c must be
> > > >> contributed back to the community.
> > > >
> > > > No, that's not true.
> > > >
> > > > Any *distributed* changes to foo.c must be contributed back to the
> > > > community.
> > >
> > > Huh? Why do you think so?
> > Because that's what the GPL says, in relatively plain language.
> I cannot remember to have read that. Perhaps you can cite the
> appropriate section. The only thing the GPL requires is that I do not
> further control the distribution of any file I gave someone else (except
> as far as controlled by the terms of the GPL). It does not require me or
> the other person to share the information with anyone else.
The point which Florian was correcting, was that you only have to give
source to people you give binaries to; changes which are not distributed
don't have to be given to anyone.
(If you're referring to "back to the community", then you should have
replied to Wouter's message, not Florian's. The correction being made
in the message you replied to was "*distributed* changes", so that's what
you seem to be questioning.)