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If you commit your own copyrighted work to an open source project, you keep owning the copyright. Now adding a bug fix does likely not create copyright - if there is a line of code "i = i + 2;" and it doesn't work and you change to to "i = i + 1;" which works, then finding the bug and making that change was work, but not creative so it ...


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This is explained in the GPL FAQ section "Does the GPL require that source code of modified versions be posted to the public?". The GPL does not require you to release your modified version, or any part of it. You are free to make modifications and use them privately, without ever releasing them. This applies to organizations (including companies),...


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