Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 14:17 UTC, submitted by Oliver
General Development GCC 4.2.1 has been released, the last release of the GNU Compiler Collection under the GPL v2. "GCC 4.2.1 is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 4.2.0 relative to previous GCC releases. GCC 4.2.1 will be the last release of GCC covered by version 2 of the GNU General Public License. All future releases will be released under GPL version 3."
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RE[3]: Commercial use
by Brandybuck on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 23:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Commercial use"
Brandybuck
Member since:
2006-08-27

There is no restriction in either GPL v2 or in GPL v3 about use of a GPL program.

Unless the program is on a server, and the guy on the client side demands your modifications. Closing the webapp "loophole" IS about restricting usage!

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b3timmons Member since:
2006-08-26

Unless the program is on a server, and the guy on the client side demands your modifications. Closing the webapp "loophole" IS about restricting usage!

Nonsense. The GPLv3 does not apply to anything like this. The closest that any license applies to a webapp "loophole" is the Affero GPL. The latest version is here:

http://gplv3.fsf.org/agplv3-dd1.html

Edited 2007-07-22 23:34

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RE[4]: Commercial use
by stestagg on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 23:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Commercial use"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

You can safely ignore the client's demands. You are not distributing the software by placing it on one of your server, merely using it to format and distribute unrelated (in the context of the application binary) software.

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RE[4]: Commercial use
by lemur2 on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 23:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Commercial use"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Unless the program is on a server, and the guy on the client side demands your modifications. Closing the webapp "loophole" IS about restricting usage!


Excuse me?

If the program you have on the server is your own code, then anyone on the client side has no claim to it at all.

If the program you have on the server is GPL code, then if you have modified it slightly then you are obliged to publish your modifications to downstream users ... this is the exact same deal for GPL software as it has always been. You cannot "hide" a program on a server and thereby expect to "escape" the one and only "cost" of the GPL code you are using.

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RE[5]: Commercial use
by stestagg on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 23:52 in reply to "RE[4]: Commercial use"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

No. modified GPL software running on a server is not being redistributed. So there is no requirement to supply the modified code.

In the same way that if you modified the Open Office source code for personal use, then wrote letters using it, you would not have to publish your modifications.
(Of course, it would be nice to do so)

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