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[News] SFLC Talks About Business with GPL Licensing, 7-Zip Uses LGPL

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The Software Freedom Law Show: Episode 0x14: Considerations on GPL Business

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| Bradley and Karen discuss a few different types of for-profit business models 
| that are common around codebases licensed under the GPL. 


7-Zip 9.06 Beta

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| 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio and is open source 
| software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. 


Does Copyright Matter? Or, is the End of Dual-Licensing Near?

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| Linux, by contrast, is such a maze of copyrights that there have been threads 
| on whether relicensing would be even theoretically possible given the fact 
| that some of the original copyright holders were deceased. Unlike MySQL â or, 
| as Anderson points out, EveryBlock â the copyrights to the code that makes up 
| Linux is held in commons, such that no single entity â not even the majority 
| holder, Linus â can make exclusive use of it. SuSE, for example, canât 
| introduce its own proprietary extensions to differentiate itself from Red 
| Hat. Oracle canât introduce a compatibility layer that only works with its 
| distribution of the kernel. And so on. The rights enjoyed by one are the 
| rights enjoyed by all, because the copyright doesnât belong to any single 
| party.          



GIMP to go (L)GPL3

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| According to the change notes for the current development branch the next
| release of the GIMP image editor will be licensed under the GPL3 and LGPL3.
| GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, is currently being redeveloped as
| the unstable development version 2.7, preparing the way for version 2.8 which
| will be the next stable version expected for release by the end of the year.

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