[PLUG] some clarifications on GPL

Yagnesh Desai ynd at lntenc.com
Mon Jan 8 17:36:20 IST 2007

Dear Mr Shridhar;

My understanding is that the changes need to go back to
the originator.

(That's how contribution to Linux Kernel went back to Linus
and he could add it in his next version to bring it to 2.6x.)

While its up to originator to add the Delta into his next version
of software.


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Date: 01/08/2007 01:17PM
Subject: Re: [PLUG] some clarifications on GPL

On Monday 08 January 2007 12:56, Atul Nene wrote:
> Hi Nilesh,
> On 1/7/07, nilesh deo <nilesh.deo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am a bit confused with the terms of GPL
> > What i know is that if a SW is reg. under GPL  and if the SW is
> > allowed to be dwnl then the owner must also give the source code along
> > with it,
> > now is there any more to it ?
> Yes. In addition, if the person who downloads software provided under
> GPL and makes any changes to the source code, then he should give back
> those changes to the original owner.

I believe the correct wording would be 'make the changes available to all
recipients of the modified software, irrespective of form of modified
software, source/binary.'

The changes does not need to go back to the owner. They should be available
the recipient of the modified software.


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