Symfony's views on the GPL

Hugo Roy hugo at
Thu Sep 24 09:27:31 UTC 2015

Le 24 septembre 2015 11:25:11 GMT+02:00, Sam Liddicott <sam at> a écrit :
>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
>> 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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Why do you think that? Can you elaborate?
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