Second draft of controversial GPL 3 due Tuesday

OK, will we ever see a version of this draft that isn’t pissing people off? I am beginning to doubt it…

The Free Software Foundation Inc. (FSF) is due to release the second draft of the GNU general public license version 3 (GPLv3) Tuesday, according to sources close to the organization.

Created by Richard Stallman in 1989 for the GNU free operating system project, the GPL is a popular license for free and open-source software (FOSS) including the Linux operating system, MySQL AB’s database and the Samba file and print server project. Last fully revised in 1991, the GPL gives users the right to freely study, copy, modify, reuse, share and redistribute software.

The FSF released the first draft of GPLv3 in January and two areas of the proposed license in relation to software patent licensing and digital rights management (DRM) generated plenty of debate…. Source: InfoWorld

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