Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Mar 2007 21:02 UTC, submitted by Ali Davoodifar
GNU, GPL, Open Source The FSF has released the third draft of the revised third version of the GNU General Public License. Some of the changes in the new draft, such as the increased clarification and legal language, or the housekeeping changes that reflect new aspects of the license are likely to be accepted. However, the license also includes a new approach to the controversial issue of lock-down technologies as well as more explicit language about patents, including language designed to prevent a re-occurrence of agreements such as the one that Novell entered into with Microsoft - all of which is apt to kindle heated debate as the revision process enters its final stages after fifteen months of intensive work.
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RE: GPL3 focuses on user freedom
by wombat_prime on Thu 29th Mar 2007 00:14 UTC in reply to "GPL3 focuses on user freedom"
wombat_prime
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2007-03-29

I completely agree. This latest draft version has done a great job incorporating changes from the community while providing the protections needed in response to new technologies and business models.

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