Re: GPL violations: make it harder

From: Andrew McNabb (
Date: Mon Sep 04 2000 - 23:35:20 EST

On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, Andre Hedrick wrote:

> There was no "GNU licence violation", because there is no GNU licence in a
> patch.

You automatically own an implicit copyright on anything you create.
Regardless of whether you specify a license for code you write,
anyone who steals it is breaking the law. The GNU license, if
specified, allows people to use your code if they agree to your

Andrew McNabb

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