Re: OSD && DFSG - different purposes - constructive suggestion!
Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Fred's pretty silly for not having looked into this in the first place.
> Especially being a lawyer.
That's not the point. The point is that demanding disclosure is like
demanding payment: it's NOT FREE. The point is not that Fred is
trapped; it's that he *would* be trapped, he's NOT FREE, he is
> Consider Frank the lawyer who takes some nice source code from a GPLed
> project, and adds some code his friend was telling him under NDA. He
> puts it up on the web, and suddenly gets demands for source code from
> the original author. What does he do, violate the NDA, or the copyright
> license??? What does he do?!?
The GPL doesn't have such a rule. The GPL doesn't force him to honor
such a demand. The GPL is a free software license.