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Re: GNU or Open Source Licensing agreenemt.



Howard Levine <bachelorsbuttons007@yahoo.com> writes:

> I understand the license to freely copy, alter, and distribute the
> software.  Does anyone have claim against my USE of it, or my profit
> with it at business other than programming per se?

Yes, but only if you don't also release your source code.  IANAL, you
probably want to ask this on debian-legal.

> Should I develop a patentable extension to the Debian opus, is there
> any claim against my profit?

If you release your extention and you're adding on to GPL code, you
must also release your code under the GPL.  Given the moral problems
with software patents, this is probably what you want to do.

-- 
Paul Johnson
<baloo@ursine.ca>
Linux.  You can find a worse OS, but it costs more.

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