[svlug] Re: Business GPL concerns
mkc at mathdogs.com
Mon Apr 30 14:17:01 PDT 2001
"Karsten M. Self" <kmself at ix.netcom.com> writes:
> > What is the difference between giving someone a binary-only copy of a
> > compiler they can use on their own computer, and giving them access to
> > your computer on which they can use the compiler?
> You aren't making a copy of anything in the second case. Copyright
> concerns the right to make and distribute copies. Not access rights, in
> most cases, where copying isn't involved.
Well, yes, but (as you may already know) copying of materials covered by the
GPL is only allowed via a license. Future versions of this license (which
developers may choose to use in the future) could be altered to allow and
restrict copying in all sorts of different ways.
Mike Coleman, mkc at mathdogs.com
http://www.mathdogs.com -- problem solving, expert software development
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