Open Source GPL Being Rewritten
“A major revamp of the General Public License is scheduled for public release next week, a move that’s expected to kick off a long and vocal debate over the key foundation of open-source programming.
“[Free Software Foundation] founder Richard Stallman released the current version 2 in 1991. Since then, it’s been used to govern Linux, Samba, MySQL and thousands of other open-source projects. The new version is expected to address a host of technology issues that have arisen in the last 15 years, including patent issues and software running on a remote server.
Stephen Shankland. Overhaul of GPL Set for Public Release. News.com. Jan. 11, 2006.
The Free Software Foundation. First International Conference on GPLv3. Jan. 16-17, 2005.
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