On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, Turloch O'Tierney wrote:
> The company I work for makes extensive use of linux, and has released
> PHP development support in its products.
>> I vaguely understand the BSD, GPL and LGPL licenses.
>> As a developer I am going into new areas. How much am I constrained by
> copyright once I go beyond published API, examples and code in the
> public domain, of which there seems very little? I am currently
> interested in developing for eclipse.org as part of my commercial
Are you asking what you can do with code under GPL, LGPL and BSD? In that
case this is the short version:
GPL: You must give a copy of the source code including your changes to the
customer. If you do that, you are not forced to give it to anyone else.
Your source code must be licensed under GPL (i.e. they can give it to
their customers if they want).
LGPL: You are not forced to give the source code under all circumstances,
but if you do as in GPL, you are on the safe side.
BSD: You are not forced to give anyone the source code.
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