Clarification of licensing terms

  • profyaffle99

    profyaffle99 - 2010-06-24

    Could you explain what is meant by the following text in the FAQ

          The GPL does not necessarily require one to disclose their source code when modifying a GPL-covered work or using
          GPL-covered code in a new work. This requirement arises only when the new project is "distributed" to a third parties. If the
          resulting software is kept only for us by the modifier, no disclosure of source code is required.

    In particular I would like to know what is meant by the term "distributed", and what the phrase "If the resulting software is kept only for us by the modifier" means.

    Many thanks.

  • jimmy zhang

    jimmy zhang - 2010-06-25

    I recommend that you read GPL for definition of "distribution" as we are not expert on legal languages, otherwise, you can talk to your company lawyers for it if you represent a company


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