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

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Does Debian define what GPL compliance means for the purposes of packaging?

The GPL license speaks of "derivative works". Debian has taken the position that deterministically linking against a library with LD_PRELOAD does not make your program a derivative work. This allows ...
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Where can I find the source code specifically for the minimal debian installer cd?

I want to distribute a debian virtual machine as a OVA file, in order to comply with the GPL I want to provide the source code for debian alongside the debian virtual machine. Instead of downloading ...
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Redistribution of Linux Distribution?

If a Linux Distribution is under GPL, and I would redistribute it, is it correct that I only need to be able to give the sources? For example, say I build a 4-in-1 multi distribution DVD (I got sick ...
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Implications of including GPL software in a distribution?

It's well known that the FreeBSD project is actively trying to route out all traces of GPL'ed software in favor of more permissive-licensed software replacements.[1] Their reasons are ambitious, ...