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LinuxInsider: Richard Stallman Sets the Free Software Record Straight

LinuxInsider: On January 16, the Free Software
Foundation released Discussion Draft 1 of Version 3 of the GNU GPL,
the first proposed changes to the main free software license in 15
years. These changes could have varying degrees of impact on
developers and users of free software alike. What is the
overarching purpose of this update?

Stallman: There isn’t one. The general ideas
of GPL version 3 are the same as version 2: to ensure that every
user has the four essential freedoms. The changes are in details,
and each is meant to address a specific case that we have
encountered or envisioned…”


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