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Linux.com: Novell-Microsoft Agreement Delays GPLv3

Mar 16, 2007, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The November 2006 agreement between Microsoft and Novell is delaying the release of the final draft of the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3), says Peter Brown, the executive director of the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

"According to the GPLv3 Process Definition published in January 2006, the FSF's original plan was to release the final draft of the license 'in approximately October 2006' and to announce GPLv3 'no later than March 2007 and preferably on January 15, 2007.' The process definition even talked about the possibility of the second draft, released in July 2006, being the final version if the committees assisting in the writing of GPLv3 had no outstanding issues..."

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