Google, why not
Posted May 23, 2007 17:47 UTC (Wed) by amikins
In reply to: Google, why not
Parent article: A day at the Open Source Business Conference
I have no arguments with you on distribution, I agree fully with what you've stated in reference to that. My issue is, if the program is run on a private machine accessible by people outside your organization.. Are you _distributing_ anything? To me, it looks like the only thing distributed is the output, not the program itself.
My question is not whether you should require source distribution in such a context..
My question is whether you _can_. Requesting is not the same as requiring, and I'm really curious as to where the law stands on this. Does 'copyright' come into play when making modifications that don't involve distribution? To me it seems it would not, making the license irrelevant if the software itself stays within the organization.
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