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Old 06-10-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
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Hi Forum,

What is the main difference between the GPL type of license and an other OPEN source licenses ?

I checked of google but couldn't figure out the difference.

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Old 06-10-2006, 09:43 PM   #2
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GPL is an open source license.
 
Old 06-10-2006, 10:23 PM   #3
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Hi Macemoneta,
I mean GPL and other open source licenses
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Old 06-11-2006, 02:13 AM   #4
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I think the BSD license allows for software to become proprietary, while GPL doesn't...

I really don't know how many different Open source liceses there are...
 
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On the left side of the link I provided, you'll see a list of approved open source licenses. Each license link takes you to the license text. The text of each is clearly written, in plain language - so you shouldn't need a lawyer to understand them.
 
  


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