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  GNU General Public License - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was based on a unification of similar licenses used for early versions of GNU Emacs, the GNU Debugger and the GNU Compiler Collection.
In some Common Law jurisdictions, the legal distinction between a license and a contract is an important one: contracts are enforceable by contract law, whereas the GPL, as a license, is enforced under the terms of copyright law.
One such example of a license of that variety is the Open Public License.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/GNU_General_Public_License   (2960 words)

  
 GNU Lesser General Public License - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was designed as a compromise between the strong-copyleft GNU General Public License and simple permissive licenses such as the BSD licenses and the MIT License.
GNU itself is a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not Unix".
The GNU Lesser General Public License was written in 1991 (and updated in 1999) by Richard Stallman, with legal advice from Eben Moglen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/GNU_Lesser_General_Public_License   (647 words)

  
 JSmooth
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
For example, if a patent license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Program by all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the Program.
Many people have made generous contributions to the wide range of software distributed through that system in reliance on consistent application of that system; it is up to the author/donor to decide if he or she is willing to distribute software through any other system and a licensee cannot impose that choice.
jsmooth.sourceforge.net /license.php   (2042 words)

  
 Open Source Initiative OSI - The LGPL: Licensing
This license, the GNU Lesser General Public License, applies to certain designated libraries, and is quite different from the ordinary General Public License.
Although the Lesser General Public License is Less protective of the users' freedom, it does ensure that the user of a program that is linked with the Library has the freedom and the wherewithal to run that program using a modified version of the Library.
For example, if a patent license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Library by all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the Library.
www.opensource.org /licenses/lgpl-license.php   (3740 words)

  
 Licenses
GNU General Public License (GNU GPL), but occasionally we use other free software licenses.
The GNU Free Documentation License is a form of copyleft intended for use on a manual, textbook or other document to assure everyone the effective freedom to copy and redistribute it, with or without modifications, either commercially or noncommercially.
In the GNU Project, the specific distribution terms that we use are contained in the GNU General Public License, the GNU Lesser General Public License and the GNU Free Documentation License.
www.gnu.org /licenses/licenses.html   (1425 words)

  
 OSS Watch - The GNU General Public License - An Overview
The GNU General Public License (GPL for short) is the most commonly used open source licence.
The GNU project (short for GNU's Not UNIX) began in 1984, when Richard Stallman, a programmer working at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, decided that he would like to create a collection of software which could be distributed and adapted freely, without restrictive proprietary licensing.
Although the basic principles of free software were established early on in the GNU project, it was not until 1989 that they were distilled into a licence that could be easily taken up and applied to any piece of software by its owner.
www.oss-watch.ac.uk /resources/gpl.xml   (1418 words)

  
 GPLv3 Draft — GPLv3
This License does not attempt to enforce your terms, or assert that they are valid or enforceable by you; it simply does not prohibit you from employing them.
This patent license is nonexclusive, royalty-free and worldwide, and covers all patent claims you control or have the right to sublicense, at the time you distribute the covered work or in the future, that would be infringed or violated by the covered work or any reasonably contemplated use of the covered work.
For example, if a patent license would not permit royalty-free redistribution by all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to refrain entirely from distribution.
gplv3.fsf.org /draft   (3802 words)

  
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Linus Torvalds ---------------------------------------- GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
It is safest to attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively convey the exclusion of warranty; and each file should have at least the "copyright" line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
www.kernel.org /pub/linux/kernel/COPYING   (2407 words)

  
 GPL on Samba.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate parts of the General Public License.
If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General Public License instead of this License.
us1.samba.org /samba/docs/GPL.html   (2305 words)

  
 GNU General Public License - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
The GNU General Public License (GPL) as an appendix in DocBook format
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.
If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Lesser General Public License instead of this License.
www.gnu.org /licenses/gpl.html   (2670 words)

  
 JWPce Support Information
JWPce is distributed under the GNU General Public License, which means that within certain restrictions you are free to obtain, use and pass on the program.
Additionally, once the user generates his or her own user dictionary, they will not be able to use any changes to the central dictionary that you may make (assuming this is an educational situation).
Generally Windows CE PPC versions of JWPce are almost identical to the Windows CE version, however, a number of decisions had to be made when implementing JWPce on Windows CE PPC platforms.
www.physics.ucla.edu /~grosenth/c_main.html   (14400 words)

  
 Open Source Initiative OSI - The GPL:Licensing
of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.
This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into proprietary programs.
www.opensource.org /licenses/gpl-license.php   (2608 words)

  
 Creative Commons Deed
Any translation of the GNU Lesser General Public License must be accompanied by the GNU Lesser General Public License.
However, programs that link to the library may be licensed under terms of your choice, so long as the library itself can be changed.
This is a human-readable summary of the Legal Code (the full GNU Lesser General Public License).
creativecommons.org /licenses/LGPL/2.1   (320 words)

  
 License Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
OpenOffice.org uses a single open-source license for the source code and a separate documentation license for most documents published on the website without the intention of being included in the product.
The source-code license is the GNU Lesser General Public License.
The document license is the Public Document License.
www.openoffice.org /license.html   (257 words)

  
 Creative Commons Deed
Any translation of the GNU General Public License must be accompanied by the GNU General Public License.
If you copy or distribute the program, you must accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable source code or with a written offer, valid for at least three years, to furnish the complete corresponding machine-readable source code.
This is a human-readable summary of the Legal Code (the full GNU General Public License).
creativecommons.org /licenses/GPL/2.0   (264 words)

  
 Audacity: License
Audacity is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This license gives you the permission to modify, copy, distribute, and sell Audacity, as long as the code you distribute is available under the GPL.
See also: Frequently Asked Questions about the GNU GPL.
audacity.sourceforge.net /about/license   (74 words)

  
 GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
The airfoil/aircraft data is distributed under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE below.
http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.
www.ae.uiuc.edu /m-selig/pd/gpl.html   (2426 words)

  
 freshmeat.net: Frequently Asked Questions
This software may be used free-of-charge by members of educational institutions, but must be purchased by all others.
This is not Free or Open Source software, but its source is made available when it is purchased.
Please see the author(s) for details about its license and what you are permitted to do with its source code.
freshmeat.net /faq/view/48   (229 words)

  
 FSF - GNU General Public License
The French bill on 'droits d'auteur' is generating reactions even in the United States
Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
Copyright © 2004, 2005, 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article are permitted worldwide, without royalty, in any medium, provided this notice is preserved.
www.fsf.org /licensing/licenses/gpl.html   (2708 words)

  
 SourceForge.net: Software Map
Browsing 53875 GNU General Public License (GPL) project results
License: GNU General Public License (GPL), Other/Proprietary License
License: GNU General Public License (GPL), BSD License
sourceforge.net /softwaremap/trove_list.php?form_cat=15   (772 words)

  
 GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Any attempt otherwise to propagate, modify or sublicense the Program is void, and any copyright holder may terminate your rights under this License at any time after having notified you of the violation by any reasonable means within 60 days.
There is no warranty for the Program, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Of course, the commands you use may be called something other than `show w' and `show c'; for a GUI interface, you would use an "About box" instead.
gplv3.fsf.org /comments   (3862 words)

  
 April - GNU General Public License
La FSF, le projet GNU et la GPL
Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Ce document peut être reproduit par n'importe quel moyen que ce soit, pourvu qu'aucune modification ne soit effectuée et que cette notice soit préservée.
www.april.org /gnu/gpl.html   (2597 words)

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