GPL Version 3 Arrives
Years in the making, the new version of the most important open-source license is released. (Linux-Watch)As expected, the Free Software Foundation has released the long-awaited GNU General Public License Version 3, the third generation of the worlds most popular free software license. "Since we founded the free software movement, over 23 years ago, the free software community has developed thousands of useful programs that respect the users freedom," said Richard Stallman, founder and president of the FSF, during a noon EDT online presentation. "The programs are in the GNU/Linux operating system, as well as personal computers, telephones, Internet servers, and more. Most of these programs use the GNU GPL to guarantee every user the freedom to run, study, adapt, improve, and redistribute the program."
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