Rchard Stallman vs Darl McBride

Levi Pearson levipearson at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 20:35:06 MDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 7:32 PM, Tod Hansmann <tod at todandlorna.com> wrote:
> On 7/20/2010 7:23 PM, Jon Jensen wrote:
>> On Tue, 20 Jul 2010, Levi Pearson wrote:
>>> Giving up the right to not distribute parts of your source code is a
>>> pretty significant right to give up for some pretty dubious 'protection'
>>> offered by the GPL.
>> It's not clear to me what you're saying here. What about the GPL would
>> cause one to give "up the right to not distribute parts of your source
>> code"?
>> Jon
> You can't release part of a project under GPL, and if you do release it
> under GPL, you give up the right to keep some of your code to yourself.
> At least, I believe that's what he's saying.

Yes, that's it.  If there's a chunk of your code that's linked to the
rest that you want to keep private, for whatever reason, you cannot
use the GPL with the rest of your code.


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