New Linux License Draft Applauded

“The Free Software Foundation on Monday released a draft version of its new GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 3 software license designed to address two increasingly important issues in the software industry: software patents and digital rights management (DRM).

“This document is the first major revision to the popular software license in 15 years and, if adopted, will change the terms under which a variety of open-source software, including Linux, Samba and MySQL, is used. It was released Monday at the First International Conference for GPLv3, a two-day conference being held at MIT.”

Robert McMillan. New GPL Takes Shots at Patents, DRM. Computerworld. Jan. 16, 2006.

See also:

NewsForge. GPLv3 Draft Analysis. Jan. 17, 2006.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. GPL 3.0 Looks Good. eWeek. Jan. 17, 2006.

Paula Rooney. New Open-Source License Draft Less Controversial Than Feared For Business. InformationWeek. Jan. 16, 2006.

Stephen Shankland. Public Debate On GPL 3 Draft Begins. Jan. 16, 2006.

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01/20/2006 at 08:59

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