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The license says verbatim: The GPL requires that modified versions be marked as changed, so that their problems will not be attributed erroneously to authors of previous versions. It means that if you make a derivative program, you shall make explicit that it's a different one. Not that any change within the same program shall be tracked. That was most ...


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To complement other answers: That it is open source doesn't mean that it will be continuously updated, or at all. The owner of the code can also take e.g. version 2.5 and state that from the following version 3.0 forward the code is propietary. Sure, you can take older open source versions, even build on them and create your own fork. This has happened, see ...


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