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Questions about Moodle GPL licence

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Re: Questions about Moodle GPL licence
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Why should my language students be interested in the source code of the platform.

The idea behind the GPL is that your language students are not just language students, they're people who may be interested in how the software they are using works, and so they should be allowed to view and modify the source code if they wish.

However, David's quite right in that hosting a site based on Moodle code does not oblige you to distribute the source code under the GPL, since this is not considered "releasing" your software under the terms of this license.

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