If I understand what you want to do, you want to use K-Meleon source , add some
functionnalities ? Right ?
If you read the GPL licence, you can see you can do that.
But, if I understand all what you're saying, you don't want that other guys can modify or work on your improvement. Is-it what you want ?
If you read correctly the GPL license, you see that your modifications or improvements must respect the GPL License, and you also must make source avalaibles, so, I think the condition you want to put isn't acceptable and you can't do that.
Copyleft also helps programmers who want to contribute improvements to free software get permission to do that. These programmers often work for companies or universities that would do almost anything to get more money. A programmer may want to contribute her changes to the community, but her employer may want to turn the changes into a proprietary software product.
When we explain to the employer that it is illegal to distribute the improved version except as free software, the employer usually decides to release it as free software rather than throw it away.
To copyleft a program, we first state that it is copyrighted; then we add distribution terms, which are a legal instrument that gives everyone the rights to use, modify, and redistribute the program's code or any program derived from it but only if the distribution terms are unchanged. Thus, the code and the freedoms become legally inseparable.
I think that other guys could give their opinion about it.
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/21/2011 12:54AM by JujuLand.