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ZDNet Asia: GPL 3 May Tackle Web Loophole

[ Thanks to Lesly for this link.
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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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