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CNET News: Sprucing Up Open Source's GPL Foundation

Dec 23, 2004, 18:15 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Modernization is coming to the General Public License, a legal framework that supports a large part of the free and open-source software movements and that has received sharp criticism from Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.

"GPL author Richard Stallman said he's working on amendments that could deal better with software patents; clarify how GPL software may be used in some networked environments and on carefully controlled hardware; and lower some barriers that today prevent the mixing of software covered by the GPL and other licenses..."

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