eWeek: Focus on the Next GPL

GPL Could Put Heat on Microsoft

“But several sources close to the FSF said that from a strategic
point of view, the best possible timing would be to have a draft of
the next version of the GPL ready before the end of next year.
Following that, a global summit on licensing would be convened in
2006, the sources said…”


Torvalds: GPL Needs Minor Work

There are reports you have had problems with the GPL
and, at one point, were looking at another license for Linux. Is
this correct?

“I don’t think the GPL is perfect, and one of my issues has been
how verbose it is. Another is just the politics involved, which I
haven’t always enjoyed. For example, for another small project, I
use the Open Source License (OSL), which is more to the point and
not as political, but [it] has otherwise similar approaches as the


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