Subject: Re: JBoss aquired by Red Hat
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 20:38:35 +0900

>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Lord <> writes:

    Thomas> Incidentally, the next paragraph:

    "You can also release your changes to the client under the
     GPL, but agree not to release them to anyone else unless the
     client says ok. In this case, too, no GPL-covered code is
     being distributed under an NDA, or under any additional

    Thomas> seems to me to be wrong.

You're misreading something somehow, but I'm not sure how.

The license to the customer is exactly the GPL.  The NDA has nothing
to do with the GPL at all, because as the author you are a special
case.  There is nobody else who can license your program to you, the
GPL does not grant anyone else the right to sublicense, merely to
copy, modify, and distribute.  Their licenses come from you, even if
they've received the program from somebody else.

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