ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Bracing for a GPL Refresh

“We can remember the first time we stumbled across the GNU
General Public License (GPL), almost 14 years ago. A friendly
support person who was trying to help us work our way through the
vagaries of an Ultrix machine had just told us to ditch vi in favor
of Emacs. Somehow, in the process of trying to turn on word wrap,
we stumbled across the copy of the GPL that Emacs carries around

“History tells us that must have been sometime just as the GPL,
which forms the foundation under which the Linux kernel and a
goodly collection of other free software, was revised and released
as the GNU General Public License 2.0…”


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