CRN: GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake?
Jan 25, 2007, 23:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stacy Cowley)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."