Open source, closed source, and the value of code

Monte Goulding monte at appisle.net
Tue Mar 1 21:41:45 EST 2016


> On 2 Mar 2016, at 12:58 PM, Robert Mann <rman at free.fr> wrote:
> 
> So all coding would be available to all of course. But these copyrighted
> elements will not be GPL compatible because as simple as it is french law
> does not allow an author to push away his copyrights.

Perhaps you are confused between copyright and licensing here? The copyright owners of the content (if they are not you) need to license the content to you under a GPL compatible license so that you can then include their work in your GPL compatible application. They and you still retain copyright but the license permits the receiver to modify and redistribute the work.

Cheers

Monte


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