From: McDaid, Aaron (Aaron.McDaid at domain compaq.com)
Date: Wed 17 May 2000 - 15:35:41 IST
> Hmm, I'm not convinced on this matter... GPL doesn't
> guarantee that you have to give someone the program.
> So, giving it to people in the company for internal
> use should be okay. The company can then restrict who
> you can give the software to... so I couldn't give it
> to someone outside the company.
All the GPL says is that if you give someone a
program that uses GPLed code then the recipient is
entitled to source. Can the employer restrict someones
right for an employee to ask for source?
Wouldn't that be the same as <insert linux distro co>
saying "You're not allowed to download this
unless you agree not to ask for the source" !!!!
Also, if a binary were to leak out to me (eg. just a
member of the public) couldn't I just say "I don't care
what happened internally, the original version of this
is GPLed and I have the binary, hand over the source)
> Maybe this is something *RMS* and Bruce Perens are
> working on for GPL v3.. I know there are some major
> problem with object technologies and the GPL (it's
> insiduous, so CORBA objects under GPL could force
> other software into being GPL as well..)
How would you do this. Does CORBA count as use or
linking? I would think the DMCA would be needed to
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