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Linux-Watch: GPL 3 Goodness

Jan 18, 2006, 03:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"I don't pretend to be a lawyer, but I do know a bit about open-source licensing and I, for one, am greeting the arrival of the first public draft of the GPL Version 3 with a great sigh of relief.

"In the years since the last GPL (General Public License) revision, intellectual property has gone from being, at most, an afterthought to most programmers, to being an issue of major concern. Mind you, the vast majority of developers never wanted to give a hoot about patents and copyrights, but today's legal and business world has rendered that impossible..."

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