Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jun 2012 23:56 UTC, submitted by Modafinil
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The Samba Team and seven kernel hackers have come together with Software Freedom Conservancy to help efforts to ensure compliance with the GPL by those who implement Linux and other GPL software. Richard Hillesley talked to Bradley Kuhn of Software Freedom Conservancy, Jeremy Allison of Samba, and Matthew Garrett, who works in his spare time with the GPL Compliance Project for Linux Developers."
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RE[2]: LOL
by ssokolow on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 02:37 UTC in reply to "RE: LOL"
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

wow. First off, the GPL is not a software license. It has absolutely nothing to say about how or where you use the software, or how many machines you install it on. It is simply a copyright license, detailing what you must do to distribute (not create) copies to third parties. If you discount it, then you basically wipe out all copyright, whether digital or physical.


Agreed. I've always found it strange that so many Windows installers give the GPL the same presentation as a EULA when they have about as much in common as an elephant and a gecko.

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v RE[3]: LOL
by Hiev on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 03:00 in reply to "RE[2]: LOL"
RE[4]: LOL
by TechGeek on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 03:07 in reply to "RE[3]: LOL"
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2006-01-14

actually pretty much every piece of software has that clause attached to it. Its have nothing to do with open source or the GPL.

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