Originally Posted by Philani
Sorry for the long story but what I was curious about is since Linux is open source and building and programming this project, I need open source does this mean the whole world has to know my specifications of the build so that they can replicate it because if so than I cant make a business out of it and I don't want poaches to know.
Welcome to the forum
Could you give us more details of what you are wanting to do and how it involves Linux?
If we're just talking about selling a program that is GPL'd, from what I understand, if you are looking to sell a program that you wrote, you can legally do that but you will also need to make the source code available to anyone who wishes to obtain a copy. Anyone can take your program and modify it (or not) and then give it away for free. If you desire to keep your program from being legally "copyable," then the GPL is not the way to go.
A copy of the GPL3 can be found here.