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Re: OSD && DFSG - different purposes - constructive suggestion!

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> 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.  

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