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CNET News: Linux License Overhaul--Don't Hold Your Breath

Feb 15, 2005, 00:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"The snowballing success of Linux has attracted involvement from all corners of the computing realm--but the breadth of that interest is expected to complicate a revision of the software's legal underpinnings.

"The heart of the operating system is governed by a license called the General Public License, or GPL, last updated in 1991 but now being modernized. A key lawyer involved in that work, though, says the revamp won't be done until 2006 at the earliest..."

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