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Old 07-19-2006, 07:45 AM   #1
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Question Some Idea on GNU GPL


Hi There,
I want some clarification on GPL Agreement on the usages of free software.

I want to clarify the following:
"If a license infringements found on a open-source/freeware product, then the developer/provider will not be sued rather the user who use the same can be sued"

Is it some thing like that? Please clear my doubts.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 09:42 AM   #2
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where did you get that quote??

If the terms of any license are violated, then the liability is with the person who did the violation. You have to read the particular license to see what you are and are not allowed to do.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 09:55 AM   #3
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I believe (from a common sense point of view, licenses generally go the other way) that if the software ITSELF infronges copyright, obviously it's the developers fault.

If a user uses software to violate copyright etc. then it is the users fault (probably in the ToS for the software anyway).

SCO been hassling you? or you trying to rip off something and sell it? :P
 
Old 07-19-2006, 10:37 AM   #4
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Hi Guys,
Thanks for the little help. But i want more data and links to prove the data.

What the need for me? right ?

Just i had a discussion with some one and he gives me the above reason to not to use Freeware software for example Gvim and All.

So, is that true?

That's it!!!
 
Old 07-19-2006, 03:11 PM   #5
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Pravat;

I am not sure what your question is....But the ANSWER (for any software) would be to read the license.

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Just i had a discussion with some one and he gives me the above reason to not to use Freeware software for example Gvim and All.
What EXACTLY is the reason your friend is giving? Is it the quote in you original post? (The one where I asked you to tell us where you got it.)
 
Old 07-20-2006, 12:43 AM   #6
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Pravat;

I am not sure what your question is....But the ANSWER (for any software) would be to read the license.


What EXACTLY is the reason your friend is giving? Is it the quote in you original post? (The one where I asked you to tell us where you got it.)
Yes, that was the Line.
 
  


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