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2007 Top Ten Free and Open Source Legal Issues

Dec 24, 2007, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The year 2007 has been the most active year for legal developments in the history of free and open source ('FOSS'). In fact, you would have been hard pressed in past years to enumerate even five important legal developments. However 2007 permits the creation of a traditional 'top ten' list. My list of the top ten FOSS legal developments in 2007 follows:

"1. Publication of GPLv3. The GPLv2 continues to be the most widely used FOSS license, yet the law relating to software has developed significantly since the publication of the original publication of the GPLv2 in 1991..."

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