Symfony's views on the GPL

Sam Liddicott sam at
Thu Sep 24 09:25:11 UTC 2015

On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 4:54 PM, Hugo Roy <hugo at> wrote:

> ↪ 2015-09-23 Wed 17:11, Sam Liddicott <sam at>:
>> Of course the license also covers distribution of works, not development.
> Technically, the GPL covers all works “based on the [GPL] program” so
> it does cover developped works and not just the distribution of such
> works. Of course, the main obligations arise when you distribute such
> covered software which is why a lot of the focus is on distribution.

To be clear, I was trying to state that it does not cover the ongoing
development (verb) of such works.

To my understanding, works can be developed and also used privately by
the developer in the case where the licensing combinations do not
permit copying as coverd by copyright law.


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