Home > Open Source > GPLv3 – The Changes from Draft to Draft GPLv3 – The Changes from Draft to Draft Submitted by deanlinkous 2006-11-12 Open Source 6 Comments The European division of the Free Software Foundation has published a side-by-side comparison of the two drafts of the upcoming third revision of the GPL. All the removed or added lines are clearly marked. About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 6 Comments 2006-11-12 8:39 pm ParaMouthBalls Side-by-side comparison of the two drafts of the upcoming third revision of the GPL. “Lets not compare apples with another apple here,” they both taste the same. 2006-11-12 8:44 pm aaron The second draft is easer to read. specifically the DRM section. Please keep the side-by-side comparisons coming. 2006-11-12 10:38 pm deanlinkous I thought it was a good, easily understandable comparison that clearly shows changes are being implemented. Here is another good one IMO – The changes between GPLv2 and draft 2 of GPLv3 http://www.fsfeurope.org/projects/gplv3/diff-gplv2-draft2.en.html 2006-11-13 12:30 am Jody From this “Some countries have adopted laws prohibiting software that enables users to escape from Digital Restrictions Management. DRM is fundamentally incompatible with the purpose of the GPL” To this: “Some computers are designed to deny users access to install or run modified versions of the software inside them. This is fundamentally incompatible with the purpose of the GPL” I guess GPLv3 is no longer anti-DRM? 2006-11-13 7:22 am dylansmrjones Nothing prevents you from using DRM with GPLv3 (no matter the draft). What you cannot do in both drafts is using DRM to prevent users from installing or running modified versions of the software. 2006-11-13 12:34 am deanlinkous v3 was never anti-DRM, DRM as usually implemented is anti-software freedoms. Now v3 allows a little wiggle room and make a allowance that would provide for both somewhat. Is it good enough for the almighty Linus? Stay tuned….