eWeek: It’s About Time the GPL Was Revised

[ Thanks to Steven J.
for this link. ]

“In a way, it’s surprising that it has taken the Free Software
Foundation so long to decide to revise the GNU General Public
License, or GPL. This core software license of both the free
software and open-source worlds has long had its critics inside and
outside the software community.

“For example, Linus Torvalds, creator of the poster child
operating system of the GPL–Linux–has never been completely happy
with the GPL. Indeed, for a while, there was talk about shifting
Linux from the GPL to another license. He’s far from the only


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