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Jan 14, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Brian Proffitt)

"When you think of Linux, it's hard not to give some mental energy to the license under which the kernel is contained: the GNU General Public License (GPL). We think it could safely be said that no other computer license gets more coverage, more analysis, and more fan-based support than the GPL.

"A very small part of this is the fact that most of the other computer licenses out there are simply legal variations of the 'share this and die' theme made so popular by Microsoft and its ilk. And, c'mon, how exciting is that? We'd give the back of cereal boxes more reading points than the average end user license agreement.

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