January 1, 2009

GPL Version 3 Hits The Home Stretch.

Author: JT Smith

Overview of 2 years of developments in the ongoing GPLv3 saga that comes to a head this Friday.I can still remember the day two years ago when one of my fellow editors at internetnews.com told me he heard that the GPL version 2 (define)was going to be revised.

I rebuked him, noting that nothing would change with the GPL -- so long as the SCO litigation over alleged copyright infringement in the license was ongoing. SCO, after all, had alleged that the GPL was unconstitutional and, as such, the license wouldn't likely change since that might imply that the GPL was somewhat faulty.

How wrong I was, on many counts.

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