Unpublished GPL Software

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at kemisten.nu
Wed Jul 10 21:42:23 UTC 2002

Rodger Etz-Brown <reb at b4mad.net> writes:
> So what about an employee of company B, the company that wrote the S/W,
> would publish it? Would he/she need to ask permission from any of the
> companies? Is it legal to just take and publish any software that is
> under the GPL, even the author(s) haven't published it before?

If the employee of company B has (legal) access to the binary, and
asks for the source code, then the employee can release the source
code for the project into the "wild".  But hey, I'm no lawyer. :)

Alfred M. Szmidt

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