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ZDNet Asia: GPL 3 May Tackle Web Loophole

Sep 28, 2005, 20:30 (16 Talkback[s])
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"The next version of the General Public License may tackle the issue of Web companies that use free software in commercial Web-based applications but don't distribute the source code.

"At present, companies that distribute GPL-licensed software must make the source code publicly available, including any modifications they've made. Though the rule covers many businesses that use GPL-licensed software for commercial ends, it doesn't cover Web companies that use such software to offer their services through the Web, as they're not actually distributing the software..."

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