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Why Oracle will win its Java copyright case – and why you'll be glad when it does

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Re: Multiple points

> If GPL you can take it. It's Yours. Carry away. We share it with You :)

It's not "yours" by any sane definition of ownership. You have a clearly defined, but very restricted, set of rights under GPL as to what you can do with it; much more restrictive than the BSD licence for example.

> But... You know what? Anything you build, or make with it you have to give away, also.

Not true. Anything you build or modify for your own use, you don't have to share. (Affero GPL excepted)

If you want to *distribute* products derived from or combined with GPL code, that's where the restrictions kick in.

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