Re: dual licensing
Scripsit Justin Pryzby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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."