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Groklaw: At Your Request, the GPLv2-GPL3 Chart

Jan 19, 2006, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"Keep in mind that the reason I did it the other way wasn't to defy tradition or confuse you. It is because the numbers of the two versions don't match. But it did confuse many of you, and the whole point of doing the chart is to aid comprehension, so you can meaningfully participate, so it's obvious I needed to do the chart transposed for those of you that found the first chart confusing. I'll leave both charts up, so you can choose whichever you find most helpful.

"Note that in this chart, within the text for v2, you will sometimes see the paragraph begin with a number. That means that the old version number matches in topic and somewhat at least in wording the new version, with the new version's numbers shown at the left. The left-hand column numbers represent the numbers in the new GPLv3, in other words. I hope that is clear now..."

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