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NewsForge: Debian Scrutinizes GPL3

Jan 25, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"At last week's launch of the first draft for the revised GNU General Public Licence (GPL3), the Debian project was out in force. Besides Branden Robinson, the Debian Project Leader, Debian members at the meeting included Don Armstrong, Benjamin Mako Hill, Bruce Perens, and several Debian members from the Boston area. In the aftermath of the meeting, a consensus is still emerging, but Debian members seem to regard GPL3 generally favorably, although some have concerns about exact wording and the implications of some parts of the draft.

"This emerging consensus is largely centered on whether the draft is compatible with the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG)..."

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