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10 Common Misunderstanding about the GPL

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

"The GNU General Public License (GPL) is one of the most widely used software licenses -- and, undoubtedly, the most misunderstood. Some of this misunderstanding comes from hostile propaganda, but some also comes from a lack of experience in licensing issues on the part of both lawyers and lay users, and the use of standard language in conventional end-user license agreements that are unthinkingly coupled with the GPL. In all cases, the confusion is frequently based on misreadings, rumors, secondhand accounts, and what is convenient to believe." Read more @ itmanagersjournal.

Note from the Nerd: I hear about these misconceptions all the time. The biggest one I think is that people think just because something is released under the GPL, it is free. Not true! As said in the article, the GPL talks about free software in terms of freedom, not price! Ok, well that is just my two cents worth.... continue now... read the article.
posted by linnerd40, Tuesday, August 29, 2006


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