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Re: The future..
2004-01-21 03:55:28 AM
"Mike Mormando" wrote:
from asking money for it. It even allows you to ask money for GPL'ed
Now, I agree with you that it can't downloaded for free, and I'm
software written by others ( But why would I pay you if I can get it for
free? But the GPL allowes you to sell me GPL'ed software without one line of
your own code.). The GPL however forces you, when you distribute the GPL'ed
software, also to distribute the source. Even your own source when it is
(partly) based on GPL'ed software! This doesn't stop you from writing
proprietary software wich runs on GPL'ed software like Linux. As long as you
don't base it (partly) on GPL'ed software. You can base your own software on
GPL'ed software without making your code public by not distributing it. Much
in-house developed software, not ment to be distributed, is based on GPL'ed
PS. Imagine what happens when Uncle Bill accidentally includes some GPL'ed
software in Windows without re-inventing the wheel again ;-).