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Re: Combining proprietary code and GPL for in-house use



On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 12:16:46AM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> > If not, then presumably I've done exactly the same things to satisfy
> > 2(a) when I run some non-free program with a GPLed library, or
> > vice-versa.
> These are not necessarily exactly the same.

Sure they are. I write two programs, A and B, and give them to a friend. A
is licensed under the GPL, B is under a special "For my friend" license.

He runs them.

I then license B to him under the GPL. I do this by just sending him an
email, I don't bother recompiling the program or anything.

He runs them again.

Either he satisfied any "prominent notification" and "modification time"
clauses both times or neither.

Cheers,
aj

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