RealNetworks Public Source License

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RealNetworks Public Source License
Author RealNetworks
DFSG compatible No
FSF approved Yes
OSI approved Yes
GPL compatible No
Copyleft ?
Linking from code with a different license ?

The RealNetworks Public Source License (RPSL) is a software licence. It has been approved as a free software licence by both Free Software Foundation[1] and Open Source Initiative[2] (OSI), but it is incompatible with the GPL[1] and the Debian Free Software Guidelines.[3]

The RPSL is used by the Helix project.[why?]

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  1. ^ a b "FSF's licence list". The RPSL is a free software license that is GPL-incompatible for a number of reasons... 
  2. ^ "Open Source Licenses by Category". RPSL, Open Source Licenses which have successfully gone through the approval process and comply with the Open Source Definition. 
  3. ^ "The DFSG and Software Licenses". RPSL, licenses that is DFSG-incompatible. 

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