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Re: A newbie's confusion about GPL

On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 10:44:08 +0200
Johann Spies <jspies@sun.ac.za> wrote:

> 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.
> Regards
> Johann
> -- 
I live for the day when MS code comes to life, and we finally get to see
how much of that is stolen.


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