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Subject: Re: Writing plug-ins

Re: Writing plug-ins

From: Joseph Jones <bumpycarrot_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-11

Okay, that's cool. I think I picked up somewhere that one of
developers was talking about making it possible to have plug-ins under
a different license (in my mind it's like how Linux apps don't need to
be GPL) but I guess that never happened :) No big deal.

Joe

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 22:48:55 +0100, Anselm Lingnau
<anselm@strathspey.org> wrote:
> BlueChip wrote:
>
> > http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html#SEC4
> > "Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail."
>
> Yes, but that's not part of the GPL's »Terms and Conditions« -- it is just
> part of the *suggested* (not mandatory) procedure of how to make one's
> program freely available.
>
> There's nothing in the GPL that requires you to give any address at all when
> you release a program as free software. However in virtually all cases this
> makes good sense since other people might want to talk to you about bug
> reports, enhancements or alternative licensing options. If you determine that
> you would rather not bother, then there's nothing to keep you from publishing
> your code anonymously -- but in that case you will probably have to put up
> the source code alongside it to be compliant, as per GPL §3(a), since people
> will not be able to contact you to exercise GPL §3(b).
>
> Anselm
> --
> Anselm Lingnau, Frankfurt, Germany ..................... anselm@strathspey.org
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