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Re:The GPL doesn't work that way

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on April 14, 2002 06:13 AM
If you force people to sign an NDA to get a copy of the source code, you're in violation of the GPL. The GPL is pretty straightforward:


If you distribute copies of the code or derivative of it, anybody who receives it must have both the right and the ability to redistribute that source.


Denying people the right to redistribute your sources is in violation of the GPL. Denying them the ability to redistribute it (by denying the source, itself) is also a violation.

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