What good is VNC's GPL?
Kelly F. Hickel
kfh "at" mqsoftware.com
Thu Apr 7 18:44:01 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com]
> Behalf Of Mike Miller
> Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 12:33 PM
> To: Mark Jacobs
> Cc: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: Re: What good is VNC's GPL?
> On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, Mark Jacobs wrote:
> > http://www.planetdns.net
> > This one looks especially bad - they are receiving rewards and
> > money out of, what looks like, Wez's work!
> Where is the evidence that PlanetDNS has VNC inside?
[Kelly F. Hickel] I searched their website with their search tool and
there are support entries about clicking on the VNC tab. Don't know if
they just "aggregate" (from a GPL point of view) or not, but there
aren't any hits for GPL on their site...
> I'm interested in this issue because I'm not sure how we can
> that GPL'd code is inside the product if all we have are binaries.
> anyone know the answer?
> By the way, it is perfectly acceptable under the GPL for someone to
> your GPL'd work and make money from it. The rule is that they have to
> distribute the source with the product binaries.
> VNC-List mailing list
> VNC-List "at" realvnc.com
> To remove yourself from the list visit: