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The Year the GPL Went to War

Dec 27, 2007, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Handy)

"For developers, the open source world of 2007 was all about updates and interesting new projects. From a new version of Eclipse to a new scheduler in Linux, developers around the world contributed their free time to make their lives and the lives of others collectively easier. But in hindsight, the significance of 2007 may well be that the GPL finally grew some teeth.

"2007 marked the first time that the GPL saw any changes or revisions since the early 1990s. Specifically, the third GPL version was proposed, revised and released this year. And thus far, GPLv3 has had little to no effect on most developers..."

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