[thelist] GNU / GPL

Kristian Rink kristian at zimmer428.net
Wed Oct 24 07:17:13 CDT 2007

Am Wed, 24 Oct 2007 13:40:40 +0300
schrieb Fred Jones <fredthejonester at gmail.com>:
>  > needs to be released using the appropriate GPL license. Which
>  > means that, along with the .exe, you have to provide the source
>  > code of your application,
> The client does NOT want to release the source code, however.

If your application (or your clients application for that matter)
includes third-party libraries and components that are GPL licensed,
doing so is _mandatory_. 

As long as you include GPL'ed code, you have to release your code using
the GPL license as well, which includes the public availability of the
source code. If you don't want that, you can't include GPL'ed code.
That's the deal.


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