From: Aidan Kehoe (kehoea at domain parhasard.net)
Date: Fri 27 Sep 2002 - 16:50:30 IST
Ar an 25u la de mi 9, scriobh Colm MacCarthaigh :
> > Also what came up in the discussion was ripping off Open Source code and
> > using it in a commerical app. He had no problems with the idea of
> > ripping off someone else work and using it in a app that he was
> > devoloping and sell it on.I said that the GNU GPL licence does not allow
> > for this,
> The GPL does allow for this, and the FSF actively encourage it.
The GPL actively does not encourage incorporating GPL'ed functions in
applications released under a licence it feels less «libre» than the
GPL. Cf. L. Peter Deutsch on readline and Ghostscript;
Since most commercial apps have less «libre» licences than the GPL,
this means that most commercial apps may not use GPLed code.
> Try reading the license, and read up on why it is the way it
> is. There is nothing preventing you from selling GPL software. Btw,
> any of the netscape or mozilla code in AOL8 would be MPL, not GPL,
> there are differences.
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