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Eben Moglen to European Commission: Have Faith in the GPLv2

Dec 06, 2009, 12:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"According to the commission, the GPLv2 provides "inadequate protection" for third parties to work with MySQL if the deal goes through. This has been supported by Richard M. Stallman, who opposes the deal along with Knowledge Ecology International.

"However, Moglen — who has worked with the Free Software Foundation in the past as general counsel, and worked with Stallman and the FSF to draft the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3) — argues that the GPLv2 is sufficent to protect MySQL:"

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