Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jan 2006 21:39 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The update to the GNU GPL 2.0, which was some five years in the making, was released this week for a year of public commentary. Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation and author of the current license, sat down with eWEEK Senior Editor Peter Galli at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to talk about his aims, hopes and wishes for the new license.
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RE[4]: DRM
by tomcat on Sat 21st Jan 2006 18:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: DRM"
tomcat
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2006-01-06

I wouldn't be worried. "Fractured" licensing is already here (with the GPL, BSDL, CDDL, and the myriads of EULAs out there).

Yeah, but not typically in the same PRODUCT.

As far as confusion goes, the end-user is never exposed to this. It's up to the manufacturer's legal team to make sure that the product they make complies with the license.

So what. It still adds significant confusion to the marketplace. Manufacturers want and need explicit direction when they license a product. When we tell them that they have to comply with multiple licenses for the same PRODUCT, it can create a legal morasse. Some may decide not to use GPL3'd products, as a result.

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