Linux-Watch: Is GPL 3 Dead on Arrival?
Aug 06, 2006, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"We've been talking, meeting, and arguing over GPL 3 for nearly
two years. Recently, the second draft of the long-awaited rewrite
of the popular free-software license arrived. The debate has begun
all over again. If we're lucky, we'll see a finished GPL 3 some
time in early 2007.
"It will have address DRM (digital rights management), patent
concerns, clarify the existing language and, who knows, bring forth
a new generation of software freedom never seen before. Or, it
could sit there like a rock and not matter a whit..."