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How Is Linux Licensed?

Linux is licensed on the GNU General Public License.

The licenses of the utilities and programs which come with the installations vary. Much of the code is from the GNU Project at the Free Software Foundation, and is also under the GPL. Some other major programs often included in Linux distributions are under a BSD license and other similar licenses.

You can view various Open Source Licenses at The Open Source Initiative.
Posted on May 29th, 2014 - Updated on May 3rd, 2016
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