Posted May 23, 2007 18:43 UTC (Wed) by lorien420
In reply to: Google ?
Parent article: A day at the Open Source Business Conference
"When did that change?"
It hasn't changed, but it was a considered change for the GPLv3 that provided web services and the like should count as a form of distribution.
Both sides of this debate have valid points, and it seems to revolve around what we mean by "in-house." I would define "in-house" as meaning software that only affects your company. This could include custom modifications for your processes, internal bug tracking, etc.
Where some minds differ is when you develop "in-house" software that is marketed and sold as a public web service. While the software lives exclusively in-house, you are allowing outsiders to utilize it. Many feel that it violates the spirit of free software to not provide these people with a stab at the changed sources to set it up on their computer and do what they want to with it.
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