Re: Combining proprietary code and GPL for in-house use
On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 05:35:40PM +0100, Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:
> I don't belong to the school that believes that everything is
> forbidden unless explicitly permitted.
> It's not at all clear from the context what you mean by "this", but I
> can only guess you mean "combining proprietary code and GPL for
> in-house use".
I was indeed talking about the subject of this thread.
> This need not involve distribution, I think.
True. For example, if we're talking about the single instance of a
unique work then no copies have been distributed.
> Currently my own opinion is that it's all right to combine proprietary
> code and GPL code if you don't distribute the result, but it's not all
> right to tell other people to do it, because, by telling other people
> to do it, you are covertly distributing the result.
Sure, it's the large-scale result that's relevant.