Originally posted by 286
i m not clear with the GPL neither GNU, i m wondering like if there is a english version software let's say samba, what if i change its language into french? is it ok? what does the french version samba belong to? me or the guy who wrote samba? heeeh....
You rewrite Samba to be in french, well you made changes and you need to distribute the source code and give props to the original creators, etc. Its not yours to keep per se, you didn't write it and can't say its only yours.
You don't have to redistribute it if your not giving it away but only using it for personal reasons, etc.
has links to the GPL and other licenses with I'm sure FAQ you can read, etc.