Understanding Open Source Licenses, Rock…

Twenty-eight years ago, Lynn Hill became the first person to free climb the Nose in Yosemite. When this happened, a no less remarkable milestone occurred in the open source community. With help from a decentralized group of collaborators, a university student from Finland, Linus Torvalds, published version 1.0 of Linux under GNU GPL license (pronounced ‘guh noo’ GPL). GNU GPL was a new and unusual software license unlike any others at the time. The license

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