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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: More GPL 3 Back and Forth

Aug 05, 2006, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Brian Proffitt)

"It all started innocently enough. Last Thursday, the Free Software Foundation released the second discussion draft of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3. What followed was an interesting and overblown media misunderstanding, though we can hardly say that no one followed the 'discussion' very well!

"After the draft came out, the first thing most reporters in the technology arena did was contact Linux kernel developer Linus Torvalds. Torvalds, who has licensed the Linux kernel under GPL version 2, was notably unimpressed when the first discussion draft of the GPL 3 came out. So, what was his reaction to this new draft? Decidedly the same..."

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