Tag: gplv3

Feb 03 2006

Torvalds Addresses GPLv3 DRM Restrictions

In a post to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) last week, Linus Torvalds plainly stated that the Linux kernel would not be moving to the third revision of the General Public License (GPL). The reasons given in his post included the the requirement that developers publish their private keys and the amount of effort …

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Feb 02 2006

The Full Alan Cox ZDNet UK Interview

Earlier this week, I wrote that ZDNet UK had recently spoken with Alan Cox about his opinion of the third revision of the General Public License (GPL). The original CNET News.com article was a little light on content, offering a few quotes from Cox but not much else. Today CNET News.com has published the full …

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Jan 31 2006

Alan Cox Breaks with Linus on GPLv3

Alan Cox

After Linus Torvald’s outright rejection of the third revision of the General Public License (GPL) last week, it appears that Alan Cox, the Linux kernel’s unofficial number two man, remains open-minded, sticking by his wait-and-see approach to the revision which will be open to public discussion for most of 2006. Cox spoke recently with ZDNet …

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Jan 26 2006

Linus to FSF on GPLv3: No Thanks

Linus Torvalds

Even though the first discussion draft of the third version of the General Public License is only a little over a week old, Linus Torvalds, father of the Linux kernel, has made it clear that the kernel source code will remain under GPLv2. The revelation came in a message Linus posted to a thread in …

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Jan 17 2006

First GPLv3 Public Discussion Draft Released

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) released the first draft of the General Public License (GPL) version 3 on Monday at the First International Conference on GPLv3, a two day conference held at MIT. As expected, the draft addresses patent litigation protection and digital rights management (DRM) systems among other issues. The new version, when finally …

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Jan 11 2006

First Draft of GPLv3 Due Next Week

GNU General Public License

The first major overhaul of the General Public License (GPL) in almost 15 years is set to be released to the public by the Free Software Foundation at the First International Conference on GPLv3 at MIT on January 16th. Monday’s draft, which will begin the public debate about the wording of version 3, is just …

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