Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jun 2007 15:09 UTC, submitted by Ali Davoodifar
GNU, GPL, Open Source The FSF today released the fourth and 'last call' draft for version 3 of the GNU GPL. The Foundation will hear comments on the latest draft for 29 days, and expects to officially publish the license on Friday, June 29, 2007. The new draft incorporates the feedback received from the general public and official discussion committees since the release of the previous draft on March 28, 2007. FSF executive director Peter Brown said: "We've made a few very important improvements based on the comments we've heard, most notably with license compatibility. Now that the license is almost finished, we can look forward to distributing the GNU system under GPLv3, and making its additional protections available to the whole community."
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RE[4]: Protections
by Valhalla on Fri 1st Jun 2007 17:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Protections"
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Kroc wrote:
"Some small third party decides to upgrade their code to GPL3. This code is directly used in your own project, and you do not wish to use the GPL3, or are unable to do so - you will have to re-engineer your code to use the third party code as a library, if possible at all. "

and what would your reasons for not being able to use GPLv3 be? employing restrictive drm in your project? or including patented code which you'd later like to sue others for using? if so, the very reason this small third party decided to upgrade to gplv3 would likely be so that their code could NOT be used in your project and the likes of it.

I think they should have that right over THEIR code.

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