Subject: Re: JBoss aquired by Red Hat
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 00:21:03 +0900

>>>>> "simo" == simo  <> writes:

    >> Anyone can distribute GPLed code, under any condition.  Corel
    >> made Linux available to people over 18 years old exclusively.

    >> so what ?

    simo> This was probably a violation :-) The GPL explicitly state
    simo> that you cannot restrict distribution.

No.  The GPL allows you to distribute or not as you please, and charge
as much as you like or require embarrassing (but not illegal) public
behavior of the recipient.  What you cannot do is impose a requirement
on the recipient that she restrict her distribution once she gets her
hands on a copy.

Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering   University of Tsukuba        Tennodai 1-1-1 Tsukuba 305-8573 JAPAN
        Economics of Information Communication and Computation Systems
          Experimental Economics, Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory