[PLUG] Need Help Regarding GPL

Praveen A pravi.a at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 10:16:48 PST 2009


2009/12/28 Devendra Laulkar <devendralaulkar at yahoo.com>:
> Yes, you have to give credit back to the original community. You will also have to state the changes that you have made to the code. I think the best way would be to retain the name of the community wherever it already exists.

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#IWantCredit As per this FAQ
entry, all that is required is to keep the original copyright notice.
There is no other requirement.

> Debian community re-branded Mozilla Firefox and packages it as IceWeasel. See [1] for more details.(although note that its not GPL)

Debian was forced to change the name as Firefox name is trademarked by
mozilla corporation.

>As usual, this is not legal opinion, I am not a lawyer.

+1

- Praveen
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