InformationWeek: In Search Of GPL Version 3: The Long Road To Nowhere
Mar 17, 2007, 05:00 (18 Talkback[s])
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"A month ago, I started down a path that I hoped would lead me
to a great prize: an explanation from the authors of how the
General Public License Version 3.0 was shaping up. Little did I
know that this journey would contain more curves than San
Francisco's Lombard Street.
"GPLv3 has been through two drafts, each of which stirred up its
own hornet's nest of criticism. Now we're approaching draft 3, the
much anticipated finale. Many criticisms have been heeded and
remedies included by authors Richard Stallman and attorney Eben
Moglen. So its supporters are curious: how will the GPL's third
draft deal with a ban on digital rights management? How will it bar
patent work-arounds like the Microsoft/Novell deal? What about the
little known Affero provision? You don't fully understand Affero?
Well, neither do we..."