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NewsForge: Notes on the GPLv3

Jan 30, 2006, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Benjamin Mako Hill)

"A week ago, many of the best and brightest of the free software movement, with more than a few of our lawyers, descended upon MIT for the widely anticipated release of the first discussion draft of the third version the GNU General Public License (GPLv3). Executive Vice Presidents of Fortune 500 companies, heads of global business units, general counsels, and many of free software's most clearly recognizable faces peppered the crowd. Everyone knew that something historic, and very important, was about to happen.

"The draft of the new GPL is very important and much is at stake in the revision process.

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