[Bf-committers] extension clause
dan at trollwerks.org
Mon Nov 15 22:58:47 CET 2010
There's actually two issues being discussed here, the ability to use GPL'd
software *in house* and the ability to distribute non-GPL'd extensions.
The first needs no license change at all, companies just need to be careful
not to release their (presumably extremely valuable) software into the wild.
The second is a whole 'nother can of worms.
Oh, and the linux nvidia example is just wrong since they also have
in-kernel modules that *do* technically violate the GPL but are permitted by
the kernel folks for various reasons. Since there's nothing saying that you
must protect your copyrights (unlike trademarks) there's also nothing
stopping them from allowing this or even disallowing it on a whim.
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