Saturday, April 7, 2007

Microcontrollers and the GNU Public License (GPL)

Open Source software is released according to the terms of the GNU Public License, GPL. The GPL is intended to guarantee your rights to use, modify and copy the subject software. Along with the rights comes an obligation. If you modify and subsequently distribute software covered by the GPL, you are obligated to make available the modified source code. The changes become a "derivative work" which is also subject to the terms of the GPL. This allows other users to understand the software better and to make further changes if they wish. (more...)

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