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Re: gpl and hosted apps

On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 02:52:41PM -0800, David M.Besonen wrote:
> does the gpl (v2 or v3-draft) address the issue of hosted apps?
> specifically, does the gpl prevent someone from taking code, modifying
> it, and putting it on a server and charging people to use the app
> without making the source available?

GPLv2 does not.  The GPLv3 draft attempts to.  In my opinion, it does
not do so in a satisfactory way, causing various practical problems.
You can find discussions on the list archives, eg.


Glenn Maynard

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