Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program
Hubert Chan wrote:
> On Thu, 03 Nov 2005 12:48:53 -0800, Erast Benson <email@example.com> said:
>>On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 12:18 -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>>>The GPL does not force developers to "contribute their changes back".
>>>That's exactly the *point*.
>>Lets assume you have GPL-ed project dpkg. Any change to foo.c must be
>>contributed back to the community. ...
> Only if you distribute a binary based on the changed foo.c. And only if
> someone asks you for the sources.
> If you keep the binary to yourself, you don't have to release anything.
And you don't have to tell the original developers about your
improvements either, even if you are distributing the code. You can let
them search the *whole* internet to find the improvements if you want.
I usually have a GPG digital signature included as an attachment.
See http://www.gnupg.org/ for info about these digital signatures.