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KernelTrap: The Gray Borders of the GPL

Apr 13, 2006, 18:45 (6 Talkback[s])

"Linus Torvalds first released the Linux Kernel in September of 1991 under a very restrictive license requiring that the source code must always be available, and that no money could ever be made off of it. A few months later, he switched to the GPL, or GNU General Public License, the license that has been used for the Linux kernel source code ever since. A recent thread on the lkml discussed some of the gray areas of legality where it's not explicitly clear what the GPL allows. Alan Cox was one of many kernel developers to offer some insights..."

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