violating a license b4 product release

Mark Rafn dagon at
Thu Apr 3 16:30:30 UTC 2003

On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Erik Ostermueller wrote:

> Must I do anything in particular to insure that I can
> safely/legally violate the terms of the license PRIOR
> to the product release?

The license is not binding on the copyright holder.  If you wrote it, you 
can do whatever you like, before or after release.  All the license does 
is to grant permissions to recipients of the program that would otherwise 
be reserved to you under Copyright law.

If the product is a derivative work of someone else's product, which you 
have under GPL, then you ARE bound by their copyright, and must honor the 
requirements of the GPL.
Mark Rafn    dagon at    <>  
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