Posted Mar 2, 2011 14:42 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: GPL does not ask you to give up rights.
Parent article: Red Hat's "obfuscated" kernel source
The GPL only grants you rights. It does not ask you to give up any rights because in the absence of the GPL, you have no rights anyway.
Sorry, but this is not true. Just a recent example. GPL asks you to surrender your rights in exchange for a bunch of code. Again: If you want to use said code you must give up the rights copyright gives you. RedHat does the same in reverse: in order to enjoy the support you must give up the rights GPL gives you. In both cases it's up to you to decide if you want to agree to the terms or not.
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