Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 13, 2002 09:11 PM
In general, for any code they didn't write that is GPL'd, they are breaking the GPL by asking you to sign away rights that are mandated by the GPL. And in most cases the GPL license is the only thing that gives them the right to use that code.
So, its pretty much a fraud on their part (IMO, IANAL)- they're trying to license something to you they don't have rights to.
The position on any code they did write is quite different- it's their code and they can license it however they want; but the GPL is incompatible with an NDA, so you'd have to resolve that legally, but the question is probably moot here.