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VMware and the GPL: Round two

The question of whether VMware ESX Server violates the terms of the GPL has again raised its head.

By Aug. 8, 2008


GPL in the cloud: The market doesn't care

I used to insist the AGPL was critical, but based on the market's response, I think I was wrong.

By Apr. 17, 2009


The GPL is a capitalist's best friend

The GPL isn't about communism or giving away one's IP. It's actually a great tool to ensure the opposite of this.

By Mar. 18, 2008


Best Buy, Samsung, others named in GPL suit

Case filed Monday in New York by the Software Freedom Law Center alleges 14 electronics retailers sold products containing BusyBox software in violation of license.

By Dec. 14, 2009


Microsoft: Windows 7 tool used GPL code

Microsoft confirms that a tool intended to allow Netbooks to more easily move to the new operating system was based in-part, and unintentionally, on open-source code.

By Nov. 13, 2009


Stallman: GPL doesn't guarantee software freedom

Richard Stallman acknowledges that the GPL can't guarantee software freedom, but Apache licensing just might.

By Oct. 20, 2009


Problematic GPL enforcement at Verizon

If using GPL software comes to be seen as an invitation to get sued, fewer people will use GPL software.

By Dec. 10, 2007


So you want to comply with the GPL...

The Software Freedom Law Center wants to make it easier to comply with the GPL, and has developed a new online guide to working with GPL software like Linux.

By Aug. 21, 2008


GPL declines as open source moves to the Web

The 5 percent drop in General Public License adoption likely reflects a shift in perception as to the value of open-source licensing.

By Jul. 1, 2009


Will the iPhone violate GPL 3?

The Free Software Foundation raises the specter that the iPhone's software will violate its new GPL 3 license.

By Jun. 29, 2007