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Re: A newbie's confusion about GPL

On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 05:31:33PM +0200, Henning Moll wrote:
> On Saturday 18 October 2003 17:09, Paul Smith wrote:
> > If you use GPL'd code and you distribute the results, you have to
> > give the source code, either along with the program or when people
> > ask you for it.
> And you have to put your own code also under a GPL compatible license.

I don't think that is necessary but I may be wrong. 

This is how I understand it: if you use GPL libraries you will have to
mention that in your documentation and make available the source code
of those libraries.  You can license your own program differently even
if you use GPL code and then you don't have to reveal your code except
for the open source parts of the libraries.

Johann Spies          Telefoon: 021-808 4036
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch

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