GPLv3, Committee A Meeting
Apr 14, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Committee A met in a conference call today for the first time
since the release of the third draft of the GPLv3. In the interests
of privacy and confidentiality, I won't report specific details of
the call. I will talk a bit about how my perceptions changed as a
result of the conversation. These are the two core ideas I carried
away, and I'll leave it to others on the call or representing the
FSF or SFLC to correct any misperceptions.
"First, the FSF (or at least the SFLC) recognizes that the
'Microsoft/Novell clause' (paragraph 5, section 11) in the third
draft may block not only deals that they consider dangerous, but
also deals that they consider perfectly legitimate..."