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Re: dual licensing

Scripsit Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>
> On Fri, Nov 04, 2005 at 11:30:03PM -0600, Christofer C. Bell wrote:

>> Are you saying it's possible for a developer to release GPL covered
>> software in binary form without releasing the source code as long as
>> he's the copyright holder?  That sounds awfully bizarre...

> That's my understanding.  The copyright holder can do whatever they
> want.  Yes, doing such a thing is bizarre, and I can't think of a
> reason why anyone would do it.

There are several actual instances where hardware manufacturers have
distributed firmware modules in raw binary formats, keeping the source
code a trade secret while still purporting to license the raw binary
under the terms of the GPL.

Henning Makholm                   "We will discuss your youth another time."

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