Open source projects with GNU General Public License v3.0

License summary

  • Free software license: The GNU General Public License v3.0 (GPLv3) is a widely used free software license that allows users to run, study, share, and modify the software.
  • Copyleft: GPLv3 enforces a strong copyleft principle, requiring that any derivative works or modified versions of the software also be licensed under the same terms.
  • Patent protection: GPLv3 includes provisions to protect users from patent infringement lawsuits, preventing contributors from suing users of the licensed software for patent infringement.
  • Tivoization prevention: GPLv3 prohibits "tivoization," a practice where hardware restrictions prevent users from modifying the licensed software on a device, ensuring users' freedom to modify and run the software.
  • Compatibility: GPLv3 is compatible with several other free software licenses, allowing for easier integration and collaboration with other open-source projects.
  • Internationalization: The license has been written to be adaptable to different legal systems, making it suitable for use in various jurisdictions around the world.
  • Termination and reinstatement: GPLv3 specifies conditions for license termination due to non-compliance and provides opportunities for violators to rectify issues and regain their rights under the license.