[License-discuss] Creating GPL code

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Wed Oct 10 15:34:00 UTC 2012

Ryan scripsit:

> My question is as the copyright holder of the code do I have to
> release all my other projects for which I borrowed/reused code from
> under the GPL?

No, of course not.  Software licenses control what other people can do
with your code.  Nothing limits what you can do with your own code.

That said, why not go ahead and release the source to your freeware
programs?  It can't hurt you in any way (unless your code is full of
horrible, in which case I suppose it might damage your reputation as a
competent programmer).

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