[Haskell-cafe] Re: GPL answers from the SFLC

Achim Schneider barsoap at web.de
Fri Mar 5 08:31:55 EST 2010

Stefan Monnier <monnier at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:

> > Note that this is a safety measure for the submitter: If the code
> > is, indeed, released to the public, it is (dual licesed) GPL,
> > anyway, even if that might not have been the intent.
> No.  If the submitter did not explicitly release his code under the
> GPL, then it is not licensed under the GPL, even if is a derivative of
> GPL code.  Instead, it is a breach of the GPL license and the
> submitter is exposing himself to a civil suit.
...I think for the majority of non-commercial developers (and even a
lot of companies), the net result is the same.

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