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Old 07-06-2013, 10:07 AM   #16
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it's the same, when you give the binaries to any other person different from you, you are distributing them.
mmm.. You are not actually give it, they used it while they work for you, That raise a question when I gone to work to other company if I use their software , do they have to release the source code to me if its or have a part of open source?
 
Old 07-06-2013, 12:44 PM   #17
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as an example... Samsung makes many consumer devices that use linux, and they have the source code available here: http://opensource.samsung.com/

which is good for Samsung, because if somebody wants to add functionality of for instance, playing .mkv files to a blu-ray player, they can download the Samsung source code, and add the required codecs, etc... and install it on their blu-ray player. so word gets out that Samsung devices can be modified, and Samsung sells more blu-ray players. it's a win for Samsung, and for the consumer.....
 
Old 07-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #18
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mmm.. You are not actually give it, they used it while they work for you, That raise a question when I gone to work to other company if I use their software , do they have to release the source code to me if its or have a part of open source?
I think so, yes. It's not a matter of ownership, but of access.

You can, of course, require someone to sign an agreement (like an NDA) before giving them access to the license-burdened executable or linkable object code.
 
  


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