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eWeek: Rewriting GPL No Easy Task

Feb 02, 2005, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"In 1991, Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, rewrote the GNU General Public License and simply put the final version out over e-mail; that was the last time the GPL has seen significant change.

"Reworking this current version, however, is not going to be quite so easy, Eben Moglen, the legal counsel for the FSF and a law professor at Columbia University, said on Tuesday in an address titled 'GPL v3—Issues of Substance and Process' here at the OSDL Enterprise Linux Summit..."

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