Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jan 2006 19:52 UTC, submitted by anonymous
GNU, GPL, Open Source The Free Software Foundation has published the first draft of the GPL v3, the successor to the most popular open source license. The rationale behind some of the changes are here, while comments are here. Danese Cooper of OSI has posted her comments too. Update: Stallman: "We've partly removed the inconveniences of preventing a user from combining code from various free software packages." More here.
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RE: DRM restrictions bad news
by dagw on Tue 17th Jan 2006 14:08 UTC in reply to "DRM restrictions bad news"
dagw
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2005-07-06

Switch from what OS? There are no OS's under GPL3. I assume you are talking about Linux, but Linux is GPL2 and is going to stay that way.

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jonsmirl Member since:
2005-07-06

Is everyone certain that Linux is going to stay GPL2? Of course the released versions will stay that way, but what's to stop all of the future changes being tagged GPL3, thus converting future releases of Linux to GPL3.

BTW, the part about Google refers to a proposed addition to the GPL3 which is not in the current draft. The proposed addition wants to consider online interaction with software as distribution therefore triggering the right to obtain source.

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