CNET News: Stallman Unbending on Software Patents
Jan 18, 2006, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation,
debated proposed changes to the General Public License at a public
forum but made it clear that provisions to protect users from
patent litigations will remain intact.
"Stallman is the author of the original GPL, a license used with
countless free and open-source software packages including Linux.
On Monday, the Free Software Foundation released a draft document
of the GPL version 3, the first major revision in 15 years, written
by Stallman and Eben Moglen, general counsel for the Free Software