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GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store

http://www.fsf.org

An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2.

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Created by damnhappy 8 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 11 weeks ago
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Lugaru goes open-source

http://blog.wolfire.com

In the spirit of the Humble Indie Bundle, we have decided to release the source code to Lugaru! Our community has already made some great mods by editing the levels and graphics, but source code access will allow for much deeper modifications.

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Created by Lanadapter 8 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 13 weeks ago
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Enforcement of the GNU GPL in Germany and Europe, by Till Jaeger

http://www.groklaw.net

GPL enforcement is successful in Europe. In several court decisions and out of court settlements the license conditions of the GPL have been successfully enforced. In particular, embedded systems are the main focus of such compliance activities. The article describes the practice of enforcement activities and the legal prerequisites under the application of German law.

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Created by sockpuppet 8 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 19 weeks ago
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Emacs & the birth of the GPL

http://www.h-online.com

Emacs is not so much a text editor, more a way of life - an "extensible, customizable self-documenting real time display editor" with thousands of ready made extensions that take you way beyond its original remit as a text editor

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Guest post: 2010 - Threats to copyleft

http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org

Combining freedoms and copyleft in the Gnu GPL license (invented by Richard Stallman) was the cornerstone of free software. This is now questioned due to the proliferation of incompatible copyleft licenses.

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FreeBSD, Linux and the GPL

http://www.itpro.co.uk

The first free Unix-like operating system available on the IBM PC was 386BSD, of which Linus Torvalds said in 1993: "If 386BSD had been available when I started on Linux, Linux would probably never have happened."

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Microsoft Whitewashes Criminal History in the Press and Attacks the GPL Using Allies

http://boycottnovell.com

New heights for Microsoft's spin and lies; the latest wave of GPL smears arrives from friends of Microsoft and former employees

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The GNU GPL and the American Way - Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU Project - February 28, 2001

http://stallman.org

"Defenselessness is not the American Way. In the land of the free and the brave, developers defend their freedom with the GNU General Public License [...] The Free Software Movement was founded in 1984, but its inspiration comes from the ideals of 1776: freedom, community, and voluntary cooperation. This is what leads to free enterprise, to free speech, and to free software. "

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Selling GPL Exceptions isn't Exceptional

http://www.linux-magazine.com

Richard Stallman's willingness to accept the sale of exceptions to the GNU General Public License intrigues me. What intrigues me is not his acceptance of the idea. Rather, what fascinates me is how many people are reacting as if his comments are something new.

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On Selling Exceptions to the GNU GPL - Stallman Clarifies

http://www.groklaw.net

Richard Stallman has clarified his earlier letter regarding MySQL.

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RMS on Selling Exceptions to the GNU GPL

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The practice of selling license exceptions became a hot topic when I co-signed Knowledge Ecology International's letter warning that Oracle's purchase of MySQL (plus the rest of Sun) might not be good for MySQL. As the following article explains, my feelings about selling license exceptions are mixed. Clearly it is possible to develop powerful and complex software packages under the GNU GPL without selling exceptions, and we do this. MySQL can be developed this way too. However, selling exceptions has been used by MySQL developers. Who should decide whether to continue this?

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Created by JRepin 8 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 31 weeks ago
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RawTherapee is now open source software

http://www.rawtherapee.com

RawTherapee 3.0, a free RAW converter was released today licensed under GPL. The first alpha version of RawTherapee 3.0 is available for download. Note that this is not a feature complete version. In V3.0 both major GUI/workflow and algorithm changes are planned. This alpha version demonstrates the new, much more efficient GUI, but it does not contain any algorithmic changes yet.

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Created by waterbag 8 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 31 weeks ago
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Caldera GPLd Its Brains Out - Want to See?

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Would you like to see some places where Caldera has copyright notices in Linux on code it contributed under the GPL, and you're frustrated because some of us have Caldera CDs and you don't? Just go to Google code search and search forlicense:gpl "caldera.com" You'll be buried in GPL'd Caldera code, 5,000 hits.

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Created by snuffbox 8 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 32 weeks ago
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Miguel de Icaza: “We Have Removed All of the GPL Code” (MonoDevelop)

http://boycottnovell.com

Moonlight “promise” full of legal holes and Novell's Visual Studio surrogate removes GPL code

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Created by komrad 8 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 33 weeks ago
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Answering SCO Bit by Bit - Streams and more GPL'd header files in Caldera OpenLinux 2.2

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A reader sends us some more screenshots of Caldera, now SCO Group, distributing header files under the GPL. This time, it's from OpenLinux 2.2-4, dated from 1999.

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