GPLv3 Draft Moves Forward, Torvalds Unimpressed

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-07-27 Print this article Print

The latest draft revision of the GPL 3 open-source license is out, but Linux creator Linus Torvalds doesn't see any new reasons to use it for Linux. (Linux-Watch)

On July 27, the FSF (Free Software Foundation) and the SFLC (Software Freedom Law Center) released the next discussion draft of the GNU GPL (General Public License) version 3.

In addition, the groups released the first draft of the revised GNU LGPL (Lesser General Public License) version 3.
Since the release of the initial GPLv3 discussion draft in January, members of the free software community have submitted nearly one thousand suggestions for its improvement.
With the help of discussion committees, the FSF and the SFLC have taken these comments into consideration and have implemented revisions to the draft. "We have considered each suggestion with care," said Eben Moglen, the SFLCs founder and chairman. The SFLC represents various free software projects and is assisting the FSF in revising the new license. Read the full story on Linux-Watch: GPLv3 Draft Moves Forward, Torvalds Unimpressed Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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