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= Exception General Public License



"EGPL is an alternative License, in the style of the GNU GPL but with Exceptions. That means that you can release a project in Open Source and prevent Anti-Personnel Mines Manufacturers to use it. Of course, it is intended to make people think about Open Source abuses and not as a real-world license. We would prefer, in a perfect world, that people use only GPL and respect it in the essence and not use Open Source for weapons, privacy invasion and such. Sadly, this is not the case.

It is a License, very much like the GPL License, except that it enables the author to restrict usage and modification in a special way. This special way is that everybody is free to use and modify the project, EXCEPT a few designated people. Hence the name." (