internetnews.com: Insider Hints at GPL Changes
Apr 08, 2005, 14:30 (10 Talkback[s])
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"Version 3.0 of the General Public License (GPL) may be years
away, but one insider says proposed changes to it could impact
companies like Amazon, Yahoo and Google.
"Sleepycat Software CEO Mike Olson told internetnews.com that
the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is looking at adding provisions
to the GNU GPL to address a loophole. The current version of the
GPL, which was last updated in 1991, fails to trigger the open
source license if a company alters the code, but does not
distribute its software through a CD or floppy disk..."