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InfoWorld: GPL v3: V for Vindication

Apr 04, 2007, 00:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Version 3 of the Gnu GPL (General Public License) is nearing completion. The third draft--expected to be the last before the license is finalized--was released last Wednesday, fully eight months after the first draft was made available for public comment. Yet despite the long and painstaking public ratification process, the new GPL remains embroiled in controversy.

"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has made its intentions clear. Its lawyers have been busy weaving clauses into the new license that take specific aim at perceived threats to the Free Software movement, such as DRM (digital rights management) technology..."

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