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
"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..."