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What Does GPL3 Mean for the Enterprise?

May 17, 2007, 23:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"The discussion and debate over the wording of GPL3 has crept into the mainstream tech news, which is a bit surprising. After all, it's just a software license. There are hundreds of software licenses, and in my opinion the ones that should be making the news and generating outrage are the standard EULAs (End-User License Agreements) that infest commercial, closed-sourced software. These EULAs disclaim all responsibility, restrict customer's rights beyond what the law permits, and are often packaged in ways that makes them difficult to find, let alone read or 'agree' to. But unlike the closed-source proprietary world, the free and open source software community conducts its business in public. Often noisily, or as I like to say 'we will end no whine before its time...'"

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