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comment Can any GPLv2 licensed library be used in a company's internal intranet application?
'Copyleft applies only when a person seeks to redistribute the program. One is allowed to make private modified versions, without any obligation to divulge the modifications as long as the modified software is not distributed to anyone else.' I think your argument is moot.
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comment Can any GPLv2 licensed library be used in a company's internal intranet application?
please re-read the question. The majority of answers seem to disagree with you or is there something we are all missing? The application (incl the GPL'ed part) is NOT for distribution/re-distribution, will be used internally only, not sold, not public facing. The GPL library will NOT be modified in any way whatsoever. You do know that Google use modified versions of linux kernal for internal use only and do not distribute this version. I stressed internal use only.
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comment Can any GPLv2 licensed library be used in a company's internal intranet application?
Please elaborate on 'since the application itself is also GPL'. What are you referring to? If anyone wants to take the GPL'ed library only and distribute it, the licence kicks in from what I understand thus far. The intranet application (console n web) is NOT for distribution and if any employee decides to 'redistribute' the company's application I'm pretty sure he wont be an employee for long thereafter..
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comment Can any GPLv2 licensed library be used in a company's internal intranet application?
@hotpaw2 -your suggestion definitely has its merits & is the best guidance once can give, it really does baffle me that with all the developers in the world,these questions are still asked & still in some cases remain unclear.I guess local jurisdiction applies,but seriously though,my feeling is that the licence is deliberately unclear about certain aspects.Now if developers who use this software have not been able to get clear answers,IMO trying to explain concepts to lawyers and getting their interpretation of the licence is a lot to ask.An answer for developers by developers is the way to go
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comment Want to learn one of those NoSQL databases, looking for advice on which one to check out
@josh K - i don't follow, the post is about the 2GB limitation of 32-bit which according to the link you provided still holds.
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comment Want to learn one of those NoSQL databases, looking for advice on which one to check out
@Carson63000 - the reason I mentioned it though is that while 64bit is the future, 32 bit will be around for a long time to come.
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comment Want to learn one of those NoSQL databases, looking for advice on which one to check out
Just a note if you planning to use it as a replacement. MongoDB has a 32 bit limitation -blog.mongodb.org/post/137788967/32-bit-limitations
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