Re: GPL vs non-GPL device drivers

From: Jon K Hellan
Date: Thu Feb 22 2007 - 04:29:26 EST

D. Hazelton wrote:
(as is the GPL - if you release code under
the GPL you no longer have a legal right to it. Note the following text that appears in the GPL:

" We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and
(2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission to copy,
distribute and/or modify the software."
--IE: Once you release the code under the GPL, it becomes the *copyrighted* *property* of the FSF and you are just another person that the GPL is applied to.

"We" means "whoever is issuing" the license. I.e. you, if it's your work, and you didn't reassign it to somebody else.

Jon KÃre
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