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License Question

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:50 pm
by kevinp63
What exactly constitutes distribution of modified phpbb3 code?

If I were to host phpbb3 forum inside of a company intranet and I made some mods to display a person's name (vs. their employee number) from LDAP and other very small cosmetic type mods.

The app is never allowed access outside of our intranet. I am not giving it away or selling it.
Just using it "in place"

Would this be considered distribution?

Thanks for your thoughts.

Re: License Question

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:53 pm
by ToonArmy
To distribute you must give the code to a third party.

Basically what you want to do is fine, you can maintain your own local modifications without having to release them etc.

Re: License Question

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:31 pm
by Techie-Micheal
Fortunately the GPL doesn't require you to distribute modified code. The AGPL does though.

Re: License Question

Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:55 am
by Eelke
So, even if your modified version were open to the Internet, you still would not be forced to release your modifications. All the GPL says is, that if you were to release your modifications, you would have to do so under the same terms.