[License-discuss] Changes made by derivative works

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Thu Jan 31 10:46:19 UTC 2013

On 31/01/13 10:37, David Woolley wrote:
> In the case of GPL one is it mainly meeting the minimum requirements for
> establishing the copyright status of the file when used outside of the
> original application.  Such re-use is fundamental to the GPL concept,
> even if many open source developers only think of their programs as ever
> being used as a whole.

That's just not true. The entire _point_ of open source licenses is that
you can use the code without having to care who owns the copyright,
because the license under which they have released it gives you all the
rights you need.


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