YAPL is bad (was: Re: Backlog assistance?)
greglondon at oaktech.com
Mon Sep 24 22:34:01 UTC 2001
>This leads to a GPL-related issue
>which is not clear to me: can
>redistribution of GPL code be
>constrained by an employment agreement?
>That is, if company employees
>make changes to GPL code, can the
>company forbid all employees from
>distributing those changes? I
>suspect that it can, as employment
>agreements are permitted to
>constrain many varieties of free
>speech, at least in the U.S.
the GPL and NDA's are orthogonal.
or, at the very least, they are
The GPL says
'whoever gets a binary must get the source."
it does not restrict *who* can recieve
a distribution. It does restrict
any redistribution of modified code
must be GPL as well, but that is orthogonal
to a NDA restriction.
A NDA says who can recieve a company's
source code. i.e. who can recieve a
distrubution or corporate owned software.
namely you cannot distribute comany software
outside the company (unless you're in Sales,
and you're selling it)
The OSD prohibits discrimination against
people and groups.
A NDA is exactly discrimination against
anyone who is not an employee.
WAITS IANAL TINLA IMHO TLA
WAITS ==> Who Am I To Say
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