Arnold Krille wrote:
You can skip 1., 2.1 and 2.2 and directly read 3. ;).
If somebody has got a website made with Drupal (GPL) and he wants
visitors of the side to install the proprietary flash player to use the
web site, this won't be a problem. But will it be a violation, if
somebody publishes a web site done with GPL software and proprietary
software? Doing this isn't a distribution of the software. Doing this
has nothing to do with with reprogramming the software, but even if
somebody publishes a website done with reprogrammed GPL software, it's
not publishing the reprogrammed software.
GPL has nothing to do with just using software.
I download your GPL software and only change the copyright, I claim that
I'm the original coder and in addition I add comments that you are liar,
you have stolen my software. I copy this software with the faked
copyright to 100 DVDs, but I keep this copies my own.
This isn't a violation of the GPL.
I take those copies with me, while I'm using the short distance public
transport and I forget them in a bus, without purpose, some people take
a copy and install it to their desktop computers.
This might be a violation, but the whole situation is grotesquely.
I guess this is software that links to Non-GPL software.
"64 Studio cannot include it as part of the distribution because it has
too many patent encumbered dependencies. But not to worry, if you
install it yourself from other sources it is yours to use as you please!
And this is that story..." (http://www.64studio.com/howto_cinelerra)
From the file COPYING by "git clone
"GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 2, June 1991"
From the file LICENSE by "git clone
"In addition to the GPL's warranty stipulation, Cinelerra is distributed
GUARANTEED SUPPORT; without even the guarantee of ADDITIONAL LABOR. Support
that is not guaranteed includes technical support, compiler troubleshooting,
debugging, version matching, updating, among other additional labor which
may or may not be required to meet a user's requirements.
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 2, June 1991
Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
of this license document, but changing it is not allowed."
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