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Re: FW: Arabic dictionary

On Wed, Jun 09, 2004 at 09:23:42PM +0300, Ahmad Al-rasheedan wrote:
> So if he modifies, he must send it back to us in order for him to
> use a GPL licensed code or he would be in violation of the license?
> We need a lawyer guys.

This is very clearly stated in the GPL.

 "2. You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion of
  it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and distribute
  such modifications or work under the terms of Section 1 above, provided
  that you also meet all of these conditions:

     a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices
     stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.

     b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that
     in whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or
     any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all
     third parties under the terms of this License.
     .." -- excerpt from the GNU General Public License (ver.2, jun. '91)

So, any modifications made must be under the GPL, since this would be
'published' work. Since it is under the GPL, it must be made available
without charge.

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