GPLv3: The Debates Begin
Jan 20, 2006, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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internetnews.com: GPL 3: Analysis and Review Begins
"Robert Sutor, IBM vice president for standards and open source,
told internetnews.com that it was too early for IBM to comment.
"'We need to review it more thoroughly,' Sutor said. 'We're
participating in one of the GPL v3 review committees, so we'll know
more over the next few weeks.'
"A Microsoft spokesperson told internetnews.com that Microsoft
had 'no comment' on the new GPL draft. Microsoft itself has
recently updated its own Shared Source licenses to three core
"HP took a positive outlook on its initial feedback regarding
the GPL 3 draft..."
eWeek: Lawyers Express GPL 3 Concerns
"'Many members of the free software movement have taken strong
public positions against software patents. Mr. Stallman [founder of
the Free Software Foundation Richard Stallman] has long been clear
about his views on this issue,' said [Heather J.] Meeker.
"However Meeker contends that, 'the question of whether software
patents are a serious threat to free software remains
controversial. Some argue that software patents do not discourage
innovation; some argue that they do...'"