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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Bracing for a GPL Refresh

Dec 04, 2004, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

"We can remember the first time we stumbled across the GNU General Public License (GPL), almost 14 years ago. A friendly support person who was trying to help us work our way through the vagaries of an Ultrix machine had just told us to ditch vi in favor of Emacs. Somehow, in the process of trying to turn on word wrap, we stumbled across the copy of the GPL that Emacs carries around inside.

"History tells us that must have been sometime just as the GPL, which forms the foundation under which the Linux kernel and a goodly collection of other free software, was revised and released as the GNU General Public License 2.0..."

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