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CNET News: Stallman Unbending on Software Patents

Jan 18, 2006, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin LaMonica)

[ Thanks to Gerald Phillipe for this link. ]

"Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, debated proposed changes to the General Public License at a public forum but made it clear that provisions to protect users from patent litigations will remain intact.

"Stallman is the author of the original GPL, a license used with countless free and open-source software packages including Linux. On Monday, the Free Software Foundation released a draft document of the GPL version 3, the first major revision in 15 years, written by Stallman and Eben Moglen, general counsel for the Free Software Foundation..."

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