Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 14, 2002 06:48 AM
Actually, the GPL doesn't allow this, either. A couple of people who wrote Quake mods tried essentially this, i.e. making people agree not to ask for the source in exchange for receiving a copy of the (GPLed) binary. Someone or other convinced them that this isn't allowed, because the GPL prohibits distribution under any terms more restrictive than the GPL itself, and this covers making people sign an NDA beforehand.