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GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - Emacs Discovered to Have Infringed Copyright

tepples writes: "Anybody who has redistributed GNU Emacs software since 2009 has inadvertently committed copyright infringement according to this story on The H. The copyright license of Emacs requires distribution of the program's source code, defined as "the preferred form of the work for making modifications". But sometime around 2009, some compiled parser files from CEDET were checked in without the grammars from which they were generated, resulting in a technical violation of the GPL."
Technology (Apple)

iPhone SDK and Free Software Don't Match 304

kookjr writes "Are you planning to develop software for the iPhone? If you want to develop Free Software, (Shares corp overlord w/ Slashdot) has a good review of the conflicts between Apple's Registered iPhone Developer Agreement and licenses like the GPL. This is important for people who may not read all the agreements they click Agree to."
GNU is Not Unix

Number of GPL v3 projects tops 2,000 116

Da Massive writes "The number of open-source projects that use the GNU General Public License Version 3 has grown to more than 2,000, according to Palamida, which sells software and services for tracking open-source code within a customer's code base. 'Our database now contains over 2,000 projects that are using the GPL v3. "At this rate the GPL v3 is being adopted by 1,000 projects every 4-5 months, and if the trend continues, the license will be used by 5,000 projects by the end of the year," states a recent posting on Palamida's blog.'"

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