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Why Upgrade to GPL Version 3

Jun 18, 2007, 23:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Stallman)

"Version 3 of the GNU General Public License will soon be finished, enabling free software packages to upgrade from GPL version 2. This article explains why upgrading the license is important.

"First of all, it is important to note that upgrading is a choice. GPL version 2 will remain a valid license, and no disaster will happen if some programs remain under GPLv2 while others advance to GPLv3. These two licenses are incompatible, but that isn't a serious problem..."

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