On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 5:48 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> You can't combine non-open-source code and GPL code in a single project.
Yes you can, as long as as it is an in-house project.
The "viral" aspect of the GPL affects only distribution to third
parties, not your own use of the GPL code. Lots of people do it all
the time. For instance, Google reportedly heavily patches and
otherwise integrates the GPL'd Linux kernel with their own proprietary
software, and they can do it without any infringement because they do
not distribute the resulting systems, but just use it within their
That is exactly why the AGPL was created, by the way. To provide a way
to make companies like Google share the changes they make to GPL
software they use to provide services to third parties.
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