GPLv2 Ambiguities Linger On

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October 16, 2009, 8:47 am

Scarcely a week goes by without some criticism or analysis of open source licensing, and this time around it’s whether or not the GPLv2’s “legally ambiguous”.

The whole story comes by way of The Register, gleaned from a larger discussion about licensing hosted by Black Duck Software. The folks in question are Mark Radcliffe and Karen Coenhaver, the former serving as counsel for the Open Source Initiative (the group that most people turn to for word on which open source licenses are valid) and the latter being counsel for the Linux Foundation. They expressed concern that the way the GPLv2 was worded isn’t up to speed…

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