April 11, 2002

Go with the GPL - or else

Kelly McNeill writes "To all of the open source software/Free Software (OSS/FS) developers reading this article, I'd like to express the importance of using an existing, widely used license for your software that is known to be compatible with the General Public License. If your project is not GPL-compatible, you may not receive the necessary support from other developers to sustain it. Developers may even create a competing product so they can take advantage of GPL'ed code."

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