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Re: GPL question

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GPL question
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 19:55:57 -0500
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mike3 writes:
> What I mean is if you choose to use GPL code in your programs, then if
> you wish to distribute those programs, you must do so under GPL -- and
> not just the GPLed part, but the entire original part that you put your
> little heart and soul into making as well.

So choose not to use GPL code.

> What I'm talking about is where you _do_ use enough material that
> qualifies for copyright. Then since you have agreed to the terms of the
> license, you must now release any original work that uses that scrap of
> GPL code as GPL, or not release it at all (or not use the code, but
> that's understood, no?).

Yes.  So what?  Would you rather be told that you cannot release the source
at all and must pay $$ for every binary you distribute?
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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