LinuxDevices.com: How GPLv3 Tackles License Proliferation
Nov 14, 2006, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]
"The most obvious way to limit license proliferation is to write
new licenses as rarely as possible. So while updating the GPL, it's
good to be thorough so that it doesn't have to be done too often.
What any one license can do to lessen the problem is less obvious,
and this is an area where GPLv3 is breaking new ground. In case the
more controversial provisions of GPLv3 have overshadowed the
provisions that tackle license proliferation, I've put together
this summary as a discussion primer.
"The first way that GPLv3 tries to tackle license proliferation
is by being adaptable to the needs of various projects. The second
is that GPLv3 will be compatible with more Free Software licenses,
which will ease one of the main problems created by license