Open Source GPL license.

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  1. celendin

    celendin New Member

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    If I modify the source code to an open source software program, am I entitled to own the code I modified? Can I post the modified, compiled program on my website without releasing the source code that I modified. I'll be happy to post a link to the original source code, but just not the code that I programmed.

    The open source program in question is licensed under GPL
     
  2. StevesVR4

    StevesVR4 Get Arrested

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    With the GPL, you must provide your modified source code with the program. You cannot keep your changes secret without violating the terms of the license.
     
  3. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    The whole point of the GPL is basically so that you can use the code and distribute it for free, while improving it yourself and having that be free for everyone else to benefit from.
     
  4. bandwagon

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    The way you describe it, no.
     

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