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CRN: GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake?

Jan 25, 2007, 23:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"For 15 years, the current version of the GNU General Public License (GPL) has remained untouched. One of the oldest, most widely used open-source licenses, the GPL is a foundational text and an ideological marker. When Sun Microsystems wanted to park Java in the open-source mainstream, it opted for GPL licensing, earning the company instant street credibility

"Yet this spring, the GPL's author will release a controversial new version of the license, a move that's already sending tremors along the software industry's fault lines..."

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