Mozilla's Lawyer Isn't a GPLv3 Fan
Aug 14, 2007, 17:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The GPL version 3 has been out for six weeks, and the debate
about whether to adopt it remains heated.
"Adding her voice to the anti-GPL version chorus is lawyer
Heather Meeker of legal firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Meeker isn't
just any lawyer, though. Her firm's clients include two of the
biggest names in open source, browser vendor Mozilla and VoIP
"'I am not recommending GPL v3 to my clients at this point,'
Meeker said in a session at LinuxWorld San Francisco. 'The patent
provisions are difficult to understand, and I'm not sure how they
will play out. I'm asking clients to choose GPL v2 only...'"