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...'"