GPL (General Public License)
The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) is a licence with a copyleft for the licencing of free software published by the Free Software Foundation. An example of free software is bitfarm-Archiv Document Management, the Open Source DMS with many functions.
The term “free software” is to be understood as the freedom
- to run the software for any benefit (also commercially) without restriction.
- to study the way the software works and to adapt it for personal requirements.
- to spread of the software.
- to change the software and publish the software's new version.
Access to the software's source code is a prerequisite to studying, adapting and changing the software.
- Free Software Foundation
- GNU Operating System, Licenses – Further information on the various versions of the GPL and the exact terms.