Appendix A. The GNU General Public License

This is a copy of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Those wanting to see the original can do so by visiting the Free Software Foundation Web site. The direct link to the license is as follows:

On that Web site, you may also want to check out the comparative list of license types (both commercial and noncommercial) and how they compare with the GNU GPL. Most interesting here is the definition of whether a license qualifies as free and whether it is compatible with the GPL. That address is


As this book was going to print, a new version of the GPL was in the late stages of preparation, along with a great deal of discussion regarding its final form. For more on the GPL version 3, the first change to the GPL since 1991, please visit the following address:

Now, without further adieu, here is the current incarnation of the GNU GPL, version 2.

Moving to Ubuntu Linux
Moving to Ubuntu Linux
ISBN: 032142722X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 201

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