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ONLamp: Initial Report from GPL 3 Conference

Jan 18, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Oram)

"We got it just a few hours ago--the proposed GPL 3 license. Most of the world got it from a web site, while a lucky few hundred of us got it at a formal meeting at MIT.

"Lots of observers wondered how Richard Stallman, Eben Moglen, and their advisers would handle such hot issues as remote services (called Application Service Providers in the 1990s) and patents. Surprisingly, the license embodies both the conservatism and the room for experimentation for which we can take U.S. law as a metaphor..."

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