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 JMcCarthy on Sat 29th Sep 2007 22:06 UTC in reply to "..."
JMcCarthy
Member since:
2005-08-12

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: ..."
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

While the freedom aspect is debatable, it is certainly more restrictive.

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by Oliver on Sat 29th Sep 2007 22:51 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

The term freedom is never debatable. A golden cage is 'freedom' up to the borders.

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by freesid on Sun 30th Sep 2007 04:53 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
freesid Member since:
2007-02-19

Please dont generalize like that...

"More restrictive to commercial companies, but is more free to end users"

Thats how i see it ;)

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