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Jul 06, 1999, 00:07 (6 Talkback[s])
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Thanks to Rajiv for this link.

A paper by Mark Koek written for his degree in Computer Science from Leiden University, does the whole run of FSF, Licensing etc. and is quite a comprehensive document.

Table of contents

1. Introduction
2. Intellectual property
2.1 Copyright
2.2 Patents
2.3 Trademarks
2.4 Licensing
3. Free Software
3.1 Copyleft: The General Public License (GPL)
3.2 Other free software licenses
3.2.1 The Library GPL
3.2.2 MIT/X-style licenses
3.2.3 BSD-style licenses
3.2.4 `Dual' licensing
3.3 Commercial Free Software
3.3.1 Netscape: The Netscape Public License (NPL)
3.3.2 Apple: The Apple Public Source License (APSL)
3.4 Open Source
4. Free Software business models
4.1 Selling expertise
4.2 Selling non-free versions
4.3 Selling non-free servers or clients
4.4 Selling underlying hardware
5. Choosing a license
5.1 Non-commercial considerations
5.2 Commercial considerations
6. Conclusions
A. Full text of the GPL

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