"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
"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..."