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internetnews.com: GPL and What You Need to Know

Oct 17, 2004, 09:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Open Source. General Public License. Linux.

"Maybe you've read about them, or maybe know somebody running something with these in the title. But maybe you haven't actually taken any more time to understand the origins of Open Source.

"You've heard the buzz and know that it's transforming the IT landscape and making inroads around the globe. But maybe you need some background on what Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is really about. And what should you know about open source licenses, such as the General Public License?

"In this edition of In Focus, you'll get a brief overview of the origins of open source, some related topics to know about, and how to start making sense of the GPL.

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