[Bf-committers] extension clause

Martin Poirier theeth at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 21 16:12:14 CET 2010

--- On Sun, 11/21/10, Benjamin Tolputt <btolputt at internode.on.net> wrote:

> Remember, the GPL explicitly prohibits adding restrictions
> to the source
> code distribution. So contracts cannot require that the GPL
> extended
> code be kept inhouse and sue for it in the case said clause
> is broken.
> Well, *sue & win*, given one can sue for any reason
> really. A pay
> dispute, a network hack, an intern wanting to get some cred
> online are
> all reasons the code could be leaked and, due to the GPL,
> there isn't a
> legal means of restitution.

Stealing a copy doesn't count as distribution.



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