Restriction on distribution by Novell?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Sep 28 03:58:26 UTC 2006

The creation of the patch requires knowing precise details of source 
file A.  Thus, even if it doesn't contain code from A, I think it is 
still derived from A in the legal sense.

Matthew Flaschen

Russ Nelson wrote:
> For B to be distributable, it must be licensed under the GPL.  However
> the PATCH ITSELF does not have to be licensed under the GPL.  It could
> be a proprietary patch to an open source program.

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