Moglen Downplays Risks, Plays Up GPL 3.0
Nov 03, 2005, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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eWeek: Moglen: GPL 3.0 Rewrite Drive Is No Democracy
"Users will be free to comment on the upcoming complex and
technical draft versions of the GNU General Public License 3.0 in
an easy way, according to Eben Moglen, general counsel for the Free
"However, Moglen said Wednesday, speaking at the Open Source
Business Conference here, the rewrite of the GPL is not an election
and there will be no voting on its clauses..."
CNET News: Lawyer: Open-Source Risks Overblown
"During a keynote speech at the Open Source Business Conference
on Tuesday, the Columbia University Law School professor said that
for users of open-source software, the 'risk perception has
diverged from risk reality.'
"He said that many of the potential risks to users of free and
open-source software are misplaced, as they have been addressed
over the years in the General Public License, which is used in many
products, including Linux..."