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Why Corporations Favor The Apache License Over The GPL/LGPL


Why Corporations Favor The Apache License Over The GPL/LGPL

The GNU/LGPL is very popular among independent developers and companies which mainly deals with open source software. The Apache License, on the other hand, is favored by the big corporations for their open source projects. In this article, we take a look at the difference between this two licenses to find out why.

 Linux   Opinion  

By Ricky on July 18th
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Popular Free Software Licenses Explained In Simple English


Free Software Licenses Explained In Simple English

How often have definitions or descriptions of Free / Open Source Software licenses left you confused and you have not been able to understand a single line about them? Well, here is detailed flowchart which the explains the basic usage of various free software licenses out there. The licenses covered in this flowchart are: LGPL…

 General  

By Debjit on May 4th
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VLC For iOS Removed From The AppStore


Because of licensing problems, Apple has decided to pull VLC for iOS from the app store. Those who have downloaded it before can continue to do so.

 iOS   News  

By Ricky on January 8th
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AOL Forces VLC Removes SHOUTcast


AOL Forces VLC Removes SHOUTcast

VLC has announced that SHOUTcast will be removed from the next release i.e. VLC 1.1.0. SHOUTcast is a great feature in VLC which provides a directory of internet radio stations. It is developed by AOL and they want to enforce some licensing terms to VLC which goes against the principles of open-source software.

 News   Software  

By Ricky on June 26th
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Does using open sources software make you a pirate?


Does using open sources software make you a pirate?

According to the IIPA, an umbrella group for organizations like MPAA and RIAA, using open source softwares make you a pirate. Andreas Guadamuz, a lecturer in law at the University of Edinburgh, has discovered that an influential lobby group is asking the US government to basically consider open source as the equivalent of piracy. The International Intellectual Property…

 News   Software  

By Ricky on February 25th
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