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III Case Studies in GPL Enforcement

III Case Studies in GPL Enforcement

The GPL is a copyleft license, which means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD licenses and the MIT License are widely used examples. GPL was the first copyleft license for general use. This one-day course presents the details of five different GPL compliance cases handled by FSF’s GPL Compliance Laboratory. Each case offers unique insights into problems that can arise when the terms of the GPL are not properly followed, and how diplomatic negotiation between the violator and the copyright holder can yield positive results for both parties. Attendees should have successfully completely the course, a “Detailed Study and Analysis of the GPL and LGPL,” as the material from that... Show More


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