Licensing: GPL v3 ad personam?

Eben Moglen, general counsel of the Free Software Foundation, interviewed by Roger Parkoff yesterday said: “GPL version 3 will be adjusted so the effect of the current deal is that Microsoft will by giving away access to the very patents Microsoft is trying to assert.”

The GNU General Public License, is in the process of revision from about one year now: the initial GPLv3 discussion draft was released this year in January, and since than many have submitted suggestions for improvement through a partecipatory website, making public and transparent the review process.

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