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eWeek: GPL 3 Draft Revives License Debate

Jul 18, 2006, 20:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"The topic of licensing might not be the sexiest thing about the free and open-source software industry. But it is one of the most important issues, since the license governs exactly what companies and developers can and cannot do with their software.

"The legal implications of software licenses may also not seem important to many nontechnical business executives. But the license essentially dictates what the company can do with its software going forward, which code it can or cannot be mingled with, and what patent and other protections are afforded to the user..."

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