What Is GPL?
GPL stands for General Public License and is a type of license for free and open-source software. It is designed to ensure that the software remains free and accessible to all users and that anyone who redistributes the software or makes changes to it must also make the source code available under the same terms. The GPL license is used by many popular open-source projects, including the Linux operating system, and is one of the most well-known open-source licenses.
What Is GPL License?
GPL (General Public License) is a widely used free software license that grants users the right to use, modify, and distribute the software and its source code. It is designed to protect the freedoms of users and to ensure that the software remains free and open source, thereby promoting collaboration and the sharing of knowledge. The GPL requires that any derivative works based on GPL-licensed software also be licensed under the GPL.
How does GPL License work?
The GPL license works by granting users the rights to use, modify, and distribute the software and its source code, as long as they comply with the conditions specified in the license.
If a user distributes the software or a derivative work, they must make the source code available to anyone who receives a copy of the software.
The license requires that any derivative works based on GPL-licensed software must also be licensed under the GPL. This is known as “copyleft” and helps ensure that the software remains free and open source.