Linked by David Adams on Fri 11th May 2007 15:51 UTC, submitted by FreeRhino
GNU, GPL, Open Source An IT Manager's Journal article tries to clear up misunderstandings about the controversial GPLv3. It discusses several common points of controversy and misunderstanding, and notes that discussion of these points is ongoing.
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GPL3
by Cutterman on Fri 11th May 2007 18:38 UTC
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2006-04-10

GPL2 was simple, easy to understand and successfully protects free software in all but a few fringe cases (which are not a significant threat).

In trying to cover all possible present and future avenues of exploitation of the GPL, GPL3 is unclear, unwieldy, worryingly open-ended and will hurt free software more than it protects it.

The Cutter

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