internetnews.com: GPL and What You Need to Know

“Open Source. General Public License. Linux.

“Maybe you’ve read about them, or maybe know somebody running
something with these in the title. But maybe you haven’t actually
taken any more time to understand the origins of Open Source.

“You’ve heard the buzz and know that it’s transforming the IT
landscape and making inroads around the globe. But maybe you need
some background on what Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is
really about. And what should you know about open source licenses,
such as the General Public License?

“In this edition of In Focus, you’ll get a brief overview of the
origins of open source, some related topics to know about, and how
to start making sense of the GPL.