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CIO: GPL 3.0: Open Source Renews Its License

Jan 05, 2006, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bernard Golden)

"Open source has brought a new set of rules to the table of which every IT shop needs to be aware. First and foremost are the licenses under which open source software is distributed--and this is a topic you'll hear a lot about in 2006 as the most common open source license--the General Public License (GPL)--releases a draft of its third version.

"Why are open source licenses such a big deal? They enforce all the benefits of open source: freedom to use the software as you see fit, ability to modify the product via the included source code, and right to redistribute the modified code..."

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