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This page provides an overview of 8 articles related to 'gpl', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is the most widely used free software license, originally written by Richard Stallman for the GNU project. The GPL is the first copyleft license for general use, which means that derived works can only be distributed under the same license terms. Under this philosophy, the GPL grants the recipients of a computer program the rights of the free software definition and uses copyleft to ensure the freedoms are preserved, even when the work is changed or added to. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD licenses are the standard examples. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: GPL)

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Metadata related to 'gpl' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'gpl': 8 (0.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'gpl' across all Ariadne articles: 19
  • Average number of references to 'gpl' per Ariadne article: 2.38
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'gpl': 2005-01
  • Trending factor of 'gpl': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'gpl':

  1. mike fraser (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. randy metcalfe (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. ian brown (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. francesca simon millar (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. mona hess (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Video Streaming of Events

Greg Tourte and Emma Tonkin describe the set-up and use of video streaming technology at the IWMW 2006 event.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Software Choice: Decision-making in a Mixed Economy

Randy Metcalfe considers the role of free and open source software in UK Further and Higher Education.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Redeveloping the Loughborough Online Reading List System

Jon Knight, Jason Cooper and Gary Brewerton describe the redevelopment of Loughborough University’s open source reading list system.

July 2012, issue69, tooled up

NSF Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure Software Sustainability

Paul Walk reports on a two-day NSF-sponsored workshop held at Indiana University, on 26-27 March 2009.

April 2009, issue59, event report

Get Tooled Up: Xerxes at Royal Holloway, University of London

Anna Grigson, Peter Kiely, Graham Seaman and Tim Wales describe the implementation of an open source front end to the MetaLib federated search tool.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

E-Curator: A 3D Web-based Archive for Conservators and Curators

Mona Hess, Graeme Were, Ian Brown, Sally MacDonald, Stuart Robson and Francesca Simon Millar describe a project which combines 3D colour laser scanning and e-Science technologies for capturing and sharing very large 3D scans and datasets about museum artefacts in a secure computing environment.

July 2009, issue60, feature article

Building Open Source Communities: 4th OSS Watch Conference

Sebastian Rahtz and Randy Metcalfe report on a one-day conference on open source software development communities organised by OSS Watch held in Edinburgh on 4 July 2005.

July 2005, issue44, event report

Book Review: Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing

Mike Fraser asks whether a recent book on open source software licences will help him answer a few questions.

January 2005, issue42, review

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