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GNU is more of a code of ethics among programmers - its not legally binding.You can open source your stuff, and a company can legally steal all of your code for use in their product for profit. They can't however legally copyright it because its 'public knowledge', but if they did anyway, its not like you can afford the lawyers to stop them.GNU allows companies to steal and profit from your code, on the condition they open source their code for free. (someone correct me if I'm wrong!)But again, GNU is not legally binding, so a company can do whatever they want with your code.