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GPLv3, Committee A Meeting

Apr 14, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Allison Randal)

"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..."

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