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eWeek: It's About Time the GPL Was Revised

Nov 23, 2004, 00:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"In a way, it's surprising that it has taken the Free Software Foundation so long to decide to revise the GNU General Public License, or GPL. This core software license of both the free software and open-source worlds has long had its critics inside and outside the software community.

"For example, Linus Torvalds, creator of the poster child operating system of the GPL--Linux--has never been completely happy with the GPL. Indeed, for a while, there was talk about shifting Linux from the GPL to another license. He's far from the only one..."

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