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Derivative Works And Open Source

MarkCC Re:Noone really understands the GPL... (369 comments)


The GPL doesn't say that you can't create derivative works without giving them away. It says you can't
*distribute* derivative works without giving them
away.

If you're building proprietary software for use internally by the company, then they are not, legally, distributing it! In effect, it is purely free, so long as you don't distribute your derivative works.

-Mark

more than 11 years ago

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