Re: linux gpl question
On Thu, Apr 25, 2002 at 09:35:44PM -0600, John Galt wrote:
> No, he doesn't have to do anything at all with his patches. They aren't
> the FSF's to define the license for. For ONLY the work he authored or
> has the rights of authorship in, he may do whatever he wishes with it.
A patch to a program is a derivative work of the program, in most cases.
Hence, you need permission of the copyright owner to distribute it;
lacking direct permission (rather painful for the kernel), you have to
distribute it under the GPL if you distribute it.
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