One great benefit of using Linux, Apache, and other open source software is that you can modify the code to make it perfect for your business. But open source licensing restricts how you distribute the modifications. Here’s what a CIO needs to know about open source licenses -- making this a suitable document to show to your boss, who's been asking for a no-nonsense overview.

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13 years 39 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago


Misleading information...

Quote "If you modify the software and redistribute it in binary form, you have to also release the source code for your changes. This prevents the software from being incorporated into a commercial product"

You mean like Red Hat Enterprise Linux? Selling free software is allowed, it's explicitely stated in the GNU GPL section 4.

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