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Linux-Watch: Analysts, Legal Eagles Dissect New GPLv3 Draft

Mar 30, 2007, 19:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"The new GPL draft's digital ink hadn't had time to dry before everyone began voicing their opinion on it. Some observers hate it, while others think this version represents a significant step forward in making the GPLv3 palatable both to the Linux community and big business.

"When it comes to disliking the latest GPL draft, it would be hard to find someone who felt more strongly about it then ACT (Association for Competitive Technology) executive director Morgan Reed who said, 'The newest draft of the GPLv3 is clearly designed to build unscalable walls between open source and proprietary software. The rest of the world has decided to make software more interoperable, but Stallman and the FSF are focused on ideology rather than the practical concerns of users...'"

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