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Riseforth: Linux Derivatives in a Nutshell

Jun 22, 2004, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])

"The scope and limits of open source licenses become critical questions when formulating open source business strategies. Because of the popularity of GPL software like Linux, MySQL and other open source programs, developers naturally have concerns about the boundaries of the GPL. They may wish to distribute their work along with other GPL programs, but retain the proprietary status of their code and implementations. Users likewise must stay within the license parameters of the software they use, both proprietary and open source.

"Many developers, users, and business managers, are unclear about what constitutes a derivative work, for good reason..."

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