8/11/2005

GMSV: Open source community rushes to pre-order "GPL and the Half-Blood Prince"

The GNU General Public License is getting a rewrite. A draft of the next version of the popular license for free software is due to be released in the first week of January 2006. But GPL3 won't be officially released until 2007; the Free Software Foundation (FSF), which is drafting the document, wants at least a year of moderated public dialogue before its finalized. How many changes can we expect? Not too many, according to FSF General Counsel Eben Moglen... The GPL depended heavily on the Berne Convention, but it's still speaking language very reminiscent of U.S. copyright law. The GPL needs to recognize global copyright more explicitly. It sounds strange to lawyers in some countries."

Good Morning Silicon Valley: Open source community rushes to pre-order "GPL and the Half-Blood Prince"

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