Which license should I use?

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Fri Nov 25 22:34:14 CET 2005


bkhl at stp.lingfil.uu.se (Björn Lindström) writes:
> Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> writes:
>> IANAL, but I don't believe the GPL helps in this situation. It places
>> conditions on redistributing the code; it doesn't force you to
>> redistribute modifieed code. Your employers could refuse to let you
>> take the code with you because they own partial copyright on it. They
>> couldn't sell it later because of the GPL on it, but that's not your
>> issue here.
> If they have the rights to the code, they can sell it, under the GPL or
> any license of their choosing. In addition, if you GPL it, your employer
> will be able to sell it, just like anyone else.

You're right - the GPL doesn't prevent them from selling it; it just
requires that they make source available to anyone they sell it to,
and prevents them from preventing people who buy it from giving it
away to anyone they want.

    <mike
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