Posted May 23, 2007 16:09 UTC (Wed) by anselm
In reply to: Google ?
Parent article: A day at the Open Source Business Conference
The GPL says that any recipient of GPL code is absolutely entitled to do
with it what they
want on their own machines, including changing it until its own mother
wouldn't recognise it
and not sharing the result, as long as they do not distribute compiled
binaries of the code in question to others. If the folks at Google want
to grab GPL
code off the net and rewrite, enhance, ..., it for their own use, then
more power to them. This is how the GPL works, and how it is intended to
When did that change?
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