GPL is the most widely used free software license, originally written by Richard Stallman for the GNU Project.

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What is the relationship between GNU and GNOME?

Is there any relation between GNU and GNOME? And further related license GPL?
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Can a Linux distro be closed source?

According to the GPL licence, which is the one used by the Linux kernel, every modification in the source must be open source too. But, for example, if I create a new OS based on Linux, I develop my ...
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GNU/Linux licensing confusion

I am building a Gnu/Linux distribution. I am keeping the kernel open source but the desktop environment and the programs(the ones built by me) on top of it will be propietary. Is it possible? The GNU ...
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Is the Minix 3 license GPL compatible?

Does anyone know if Minix 3's license is GPL compatible? It's a BSD-style license, but I'm not entirely sure if it's compatible with the GPL. Here is a link to the license: ...
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Does Android break GPL? [closed]

Just got curious. If Android is based on a modified Linux Kernel and its source code is closed, doesn't it violate the terms of GPL2, that GPL-derivatives must also supply their source code, "Liberty ...
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Is Linux kernel free to modify?

While browsing this site Text Files/Programming which contains historical data pertaining to programming and a lot of other stuff I came across this file Info sheet Linux The file in question has a ...
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Does GPL mean that whole software is public? [closed]

I'm doing on one open-source application. Now I'm choosing it's license and I'm thinking about GPL. But there I've got few questions: Is anyone allowed to share modified program using same name? ...
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Why isn't Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop free?

Why isn't Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop free? Isn't it a Linux OS? If it is, so why is not free? http://www.redhat.com/products/enterprise-linux/desktop/