[CentOS-devel] ksplice and CentOS

Fri Jul 22 18:07:26 UTC 2011
Charlie Brady <charlieb-centos-devel at budge.apana.org.au>

On Fri, 22 Jul 2011, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:

> Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
> > later code can be published using any license. the license for the 
> > earlier code cannot be changed
> So you can take GPL code, change it a little and make it copyrighted 
> (non-GPL)?

It is already copyrighted, whether GPL or not. If you own the copyright, 
you can distribute a new version which is under a different license, and 
therefore is not GPL.

If you don't own the copyright, any version you distribute must be GPL.

> What about the parts of the code already published under GPL?

Those are already GPL.

Please take the time to read the GPL, and FSF's FAQ on licensing.