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Some clarification of the GPL

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<H2>Introduction</H2>
<P>Moodle is a software package for producing internet-based courses and web sites.
- It's an ongoing development project designed to support a <A HREF="http://dougiamas.com/writing/constructivism.html">constructivist</A>
- framework of education. </P>
-<P>Moodle is given away freely as <A HREF="http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition_plain.html">
+ It's an ongoing development project designed to support a <A HREF="http://dougiamas.com/writing/constructivism.html">social constructionist</A> framework of education. </P>
+
+<P>Moodle is provided freely as <A HREF="http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition_plain.html">
Open Source</A> software (under the <A HREF="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html">
- GNU Public License</A>). It will run on any computer that can run <A HREF="http://www.php.net/">
+ GNU Public License</A>). Basically this means Moodle is copyrighted, but that you have additional
+ freedoms. You are allowed to copy, use and modify Moodle <B>provided</B> that you agree: to provide
+ the source to others; to not modify or remove the original license, and apply this same
+ license to any derivative work.
+
+<P>Moodle will run on any computer that can run <A HREF="http://www.php.net/">
PHP</A>, and supports almost every brand of database.</P>
+
<P>The word Moodle is an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning
Environment, which is mostly useful to programmers and education theorists.&nbsp;
&nbsp;It's also a verb that describes the process of lazily meandering through

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