November 13, 2001

Public domain software - better than Open Source?

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "Open source and free software were founded on the idea that all information and knowledge should be made freely available for the benefit of all, and what is software but the embodiment of knowledge? Unfortunately, much of today's open software is not free in one important respect. The use of copyright and the General Public License (GPL) restricts its commercial exploitation."

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  • Open Source
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