internetnews.com: GPL v3 Not a Concern For Google
Mar 30, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
"New language in the third draft of the GNU General Public
License (define), GPL v3, has the potential to reach beyond big
Linux vendors with its proposed licensing rules that govern how
most open source software is deployed and modified.
"Some of the terms in the just-released draft also have the
potential to adjust software practices at search engine giant
Google, which uses open source widely within its own
infrastructure. But Google manager of Open Source Programs, Chris
DiBona, told internetnews.com he doesn't see a problem with the
"DiBona noted two points in the latest version. One is a clause
that said 'mere interaction with a user through a computer network,
with no transfer of a copy, is not conveying,' in a reference to
how license terms are conveyed..."