September 13, 2000

How easily can a GPL license be abandoned?

Author: JT Smith

I recently stumbled upon the awsome mp3 player Thinkgeek offers.
I noticed a link saying 'download Linux source' and was puzzled when, after I followed this link I ended up at Compaq's website, where I had to agree to a Compaq Intellectual Property license before I could download the source code. What happened to the GPL license Linux comes with? Is it possible to remove the GPL after modifying the Linux source tree? If so, what good is a GPL license? -BOFH_org

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