GNU General Public License

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The GNU General Public License is a copyleft license for free software. It is by far the most common license used in games documented by Libregamewiki. Version 3 is the latest and current version.

Although it is intended for source code, it fits other types of works well (and Richard Stallman does not object to such uses[1]).

Some people prefer GPL (or GFDL) for media over the free Creative Commons licenses like CC BY-SA for compatibility, and because GPL protects the source availability and editability and not just prohibits DRM.[2]

The GNU GPL is by far the most used free software license.[3]

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  1. Интер(акти)вью 18: Ричард Столлман, Русский Журнал, 2000-09-25 (Russian)
  2. Finger weg von CreativeCommons Lizenzen für freie Werke, Arne Babenhauserheide, 2007-07-24 (German)
  3. http://osrc.blackducksoftware.com/data/licenses/

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