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Re: [Help-nano] Nano Clone

From: Joshua Beck
Subject: Re: [Help-nano] Nano Clone
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 21:54:28 +0930

>nano is itself a clone of pico, so there is nothing wrong with clones
>per se. However, nano is released under a restrictive open source
>license: the GPL. This requires that if you wanted to use nano's
>source code and *distribute* it, you would be required to make the
>source code available. If you didn't use nano's source code you would
>be able to release it under a more free license or even under a closed
>source license.

>One might question what value you gain from making it closed source though.

One might wonder that same about open source.
It's still free of charge and not everyone is a developer.

I was a bit unsure of how the GPL worked.
I haven't used any of the Nano source code so it should be okay.
Thanks for your help.

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