Benefits of GPL

As a fresh software engineer, I had always wished if we could do away with software licensing altogether. It was one way for me, as a software programmer, to avoid knowing and understanding the legal binding. The programming language is a lot better than the legal one any given day! [Continue]

Qt Goes GPLv3

Trolltech has adopted GPLv3 for cross-platform open source application development toolkit Qt. It is important to note that this is an addition to its availability under GPLv2, meaning it will be available under both licenses. This indicates that even KDE might go GPLv3 in its further releases. [Continue]

GNU Affero GPL v3 Released

The Free Software Foundation has released the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (AGPLv3). Now if you build a web service using a AGPLv3 licensed software then you have to make your source code available, including your contribution to the code. Earlier, this restriction applied only to the ones who distributed the software. [Continue]

GPLv3 Approved

GPL v3 and LGPL v3 have been approved by the OSI board. GPL has been one of the most popular open source licenses, though it has been equally prone to debates and controversies. GPL v3 was opened to an unwelcome debate, including many strong foot holders in open source. [Continue]

GPLv3 Is Out

General Public License (GPL) version 3 is published by FSF after 18 months of work and equal amount of discussions and debates. The makers say it is not very different from the earlier version, which gained a lot of popularity. GPLv3 is an adaptation to new requirements and new events that happened in the open source space. [Continue]



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