GPL , what does it mean? -- the name that is.
I imagine that many of us are familiar with the documented origin
of the GNU General Public License (GPL)
but where does the name come from?
Was "general" a common term in licenses then? It does seem that
general (, generally) are regularly used by Mr. Stallman,
What about "public"? Were "public licenses" common?
Any insights are appreciated,
PS I discussed this with my local LUG, but no one knew the answer.
Not discouraged, I thought if there is any mailing list that might
know, it is debial-legal.