June 26, 2001
Of Communists, cars, and cakes - the GPL software license
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes "Explaining the GPL in terms that a non-technical person can understand has always been difficult. It's even hard for a technical person to understand the ramifications of the license, which have more to do with the principles of intellectual property rights management than the intricacies of software development. What does it mean for software to be free, and how does that affect my ability to use a certain piece of software as part of anything else I'm working on?"
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