Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Sep 2007 21:24 UTC, submitted by Kishe
GNU, GPL, Open Source "A research firm serving the mobile phone industry has published an 18-page whitepaper about open source licensing. Entitled 'GPLv2 vs. GPLv3', the paper examines the meteoric rise of open source software, and the forces that shaped each license, before concluding with an extremely detailed point-by-point comparison."
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by Manuma on Sat 29th Sep 2007 21:49 UTC
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GPLv2 is GPLv3 with more freedom and less restrictions, as easy as that.

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by JMcCarthy on Sat 29th Sep 2007 22:06 in reply to "..."
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The GPLv3 is only "less free" if you're a developer trying to exploit loopholes and circumvent the ideals of v2. Otherwise, the people who use your software are "more free" because you don't poscess the same ability to screw them.

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by sappyvcv on Sat 29th Sep 2007 22:46 in reply to "RE: ..."
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While the freedom aspect is debatable, it is certainly more restrictive.

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