Jacinto Moreno <jacinto.mor...@outlook.com> writes: IANAL, TINLA.
> Hi,Our company has made some small modifications to the Linux Kernel > and in order to be compliant with GPLv2 I wanted to send an email to > kernel.org with the patches we > made.https://www.kernel.org/doc/pending/gplv2-howto.html > "... send the patch file to the project's developers, either directly > in email or to the project's development mailing list." GNU GPLv2 (as well as any other free software licence) has no such a requirement — to send ‘patches’ (i. e. modifications) upstream or anywhere else. You are free to use modified program internally, as well as you are free to provide the correspondent source code (N. B. not the ‘patches’, but the full source code) to users of your program only. You might read the article at kernel.org more carefully and find out that it actually does *not* say that you must to do it, instead it is written is in such a cunning way that made you believe that this requirement exists. However, it also seems to include some minor statements that are clearly false. So if you’d like to learn more about GNU GPLv2, you’d better look through its actual text  (unlike many legal documents, free licences are mostly written in a human language), and the GNU GPLv2 FAQ .  https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html  https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0-faq.html On the other hand, it indeed would be generous of you towards free software to publish your modifications at no fee and send them upstream. > I was wondering if anybody knows to which e-mail address I need to send the > email to? Linux® developers mailing lists are hosted on http://vger.kernel.org. You might find the full list of list at http://vger.kernel.org/vger-lists.html _______________________________________________ gnu-misc-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss