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Thursday, December 01, 2005

GNU rewriting their 'laws'

GNU General Public License (GPL) is all set up to be re-written for the first time in History.They are planning to present their first 'draft up for discussion' the International Public Conference for GPL v3 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on 16 and 17 January 2006. This will be followed response and redrafting from the community to create more drafts and more editing. The finished GPL v3 is scheduled to appear in the spring of 2007.
'The guiding principle for developing the GPL is to defend the freedom of all users,' said Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation. 'As we address the issues raised by the community, we will do so in terms of the four basic freedoms software users are entitled to - to study, copy, modify and redistribute the software they use. GPL v3 will be designed to protect those freedoms under current technical and social conditions and will address new forms of use and current global requirements for commercial and non-commercial users.'

Links: GPL V3

- Sujith Tom


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