View Full Version : GPL in simple English?

February 6th, 2007, 05:39 AM
Is it just me, or since the introduction of GPLv3, it is has been getting very "lawyer-speak".

I can't comprehend it anymore, maybe neither do some of people around here...

So I am trying to put what I understand so far, in a wiki... I probably have made tons of mistake so if you know what it should be, feel free to tell me to correct it:

I am learning programming now and might release some code in the future... so yea I like to figure out which licence do I really want to go with.


February 6th, 2007, 06:18 AM
AFAIK, it doesn't prevent DRM as much as it prevents hardware from working around the GPL (modules that don't run anything but a specific version of GPL'd software, like with Tivo).

As for what license to use, I like the LGPL. It's essentially the GPL with the added ability to link to and from non-free software.

February 7th, 2007, 02:06 AM