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And Now... Life After GPLv3

Apr 25, 2007, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eben Moglen)

"The release of Discussion Draft 3 has been greeted as warmly as I dared hope: all the recorded outrage has been emitted by Microsoft or its surrogates, which is at it should be. We had prepared Discussion Draft 3, after all, with the assumption that it was going to be the Last Call Draft, and I thought, and continue to think, that it would serve beautifully as the final GPLv3. I agree with RMS that it was very important to add another cycle of public discussion, and I'm sure the Free Software Foundation will be making some changes based on that discussion, as it has in response to comments all along. But I think the big issues have been correctly addressed, and that the detail work--which as lawyers we have to take more seriously than everyone else--is ready for the pressure of reality.

"So it's time I began to think about life after GPLv3..."

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