On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM, narkoz.2008 / gmail.com <
narkoz.2008 / gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, right.


No, this is not right. GPL requires that source code must be released *when
you distribute* your software. What counts as distribution is generally:

 - You give/sell the software on physical media
 - You give/sell the software as downloadable media

What *doesn't* count as distribution is use over the internet (a la a web
site), and there are a lot of legal gray areas for which you generally
speak with a lawyer. (E.g. a legitimate question is whether or not a missle
bombing a country with GPL software counts as distribution).

The Affero GPL (AGPL) license gets around this "loop hole", and requires
you to publish the source code to your software *even* if your software is
for a network service (e.g. a web site).


Regards,
Mike