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General discussion about K-Meleon.
[quote=margarita] [quote=margarita] [quote=JohnHell] [quote=margarita] [quote=JujuLand] In the license, it's clear for me that you can adapt K-Meleon to your needs, but you can't remove the copyright of K-Meleon, The new product must use the same license, and sources must be avalaible. To answer clearly, you can't be the only proprietary of the new product. A+[/quote] It's not very clear for me this point if we talk about the unofficial versions of Kmeleon, according to the disclaimer of their dowload page: [i]Responsible for unofficial distributions of K-Meleon are their respective issuers.NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.Use on your own risk.-[/i]. If nobody can't be the only propietary of the new products, it means that Kmeleon is also being responsible for the Kmeleon unnofficial versions too. Always IMHO. o.O[/quote] No, AFAIK. We are talking about Open Source. The GNU licenses, some, let you to modify the code and create a new application, but, as the Creative Commons licenses, you MUST release the new application under the same license, but, that, doesn't mean that the original application is responsible of the next mods. It means that the new piece of software, as a GNU Open Source license software CAN'T make the code proprietary, or, in other words, close the source code. Long story short, you can't proclaim the proprietary of a mod of another application if this was released under an [b]open source[/b] GNU license.[/quote] [s]I thought that the [b]availability[/b] of the mods in this website is what makes the main concept of the co-responsability, not the mods themselves. o.O[/s][/quote] In fact, you are right. After read the sections 15 & 16 of the GNU GPL, the really problem here is to find in what an author is responsible of somethig. To be a propietary only means legal problems and no gains: nobody will pay you actually for a browser. Afterwards, being a propietary also makes you too much responsible of your software. However, all browsers are freeware, and most of them survive with severe merchandising methods and a complete advertisement control. https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt http://chetangole.com/blog/2009/08/how-firefox-earns-money-the-earning-secrets-of-firefox/ http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/communication-breakdown-10000030/how-operas-business-model-works-10012796/ http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/general-10/how-do-google-make-money-from-google-chrome-web-browser-847416/ o.O[/quote]
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