Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Sep 2007 21:24 UTC, submitted by Kishe
GNU, GPL, Open Source "A research firm serving the mobile phone industry has published an 18-page whitepaper about open source licensing. Entitled 'GPLv2 vs. GPLv3', the paper examines the meteoric rise of open source software, and the forces that shaped each license, before concluding with an extremely detailed point-by-point comparison."
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by freesid on Sun 30th Sep 2007 04:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
freesid
Member since:
2007-02-19

Please dont generalize like that...

"More restrictive to commercial companies, but is more free to end users"

Thats how i see it ;)

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by sappyvcv on Mon 1st Oct 2007 03:39 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

The license isn't more free. The license places more restrictions. It's the software which use the license which are "more free" according to some.

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by freesid on Mon 1st Oct 2007 05:18 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
freesid Member since:
2007-02-19

While the freedom aspect is debatable, it is certainly more restrictive.


Oh, were you talking about license *terms* and not in its effect/meaning, in your above statement?

Well, thats not how i understood :-(

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