I believe the OP must have had the following in mind "software wants to be free"). A GPLed work was modified by an employer to suit their business, but they don't intend to release it.
The license applies to anyone who is in posession of the software, no matter who made the modifications. If it is an employee or not is irrelevant. See section 0 of the GNU GPL. Since the employeer gave a copy of the GPLed work to a employee, the employee can accept the license, and if he does, he is free to redistribute the work. The employeer cannot stop this other than by simply not giving the employee a copy of the work. Once again, section 0. The assertion that the GPL gives you the right to make unlawful copies is obviously incorrect, as it is not a right the copyright holder can grant. Nobody claimed this. _______________________________________________ Gnu-misc-discuss mailing list Gnufirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss