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The GPL & The Free Software Movement: why Eric Raymond is wrong

http://www.itwire.com

"Eleven years ago, Bruce Perens, who was then leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, drafted the Debian free software guidelines as part of the project's social contract..." -- See alse The Myth of the Free Market (via RMS).

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Software Freedom Law Center calls for switch to GPLv3

http://www.h-online.com

Bradley Kuhn of the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) recommends that projects using GPL version 2 upgrade to the newer GPL version 3. One of the features of GPLv3 is better protection against possible patent threats than its predecessor.

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Microsoft v TomTom: a GPLv3 wake-up call

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Microsoft's brawl with TomTom over FAT patents has been seized on by software-freedom advocates as a wake-up call for people to adopt GPLv3.

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“US copyright law is far too strict” – GNU founder

http://www.russiatoday.com

"American software freedom activist Richard Stallman, better known as the author of GNU General Public License, joined RT to give his comments on modern software copyright laws, and the risks of cyber sneaking. The interview is available in Ogg Theora format..."

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The free software movement, and the GNU GPL, in the age of Javascript

http://steveluscher.com

"In February 2009, I enjoyed the privilege of attending a lecture series by Dr. Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, and main author of the GNU General Public License – a copyleft free software license. With his lectures still fresh in my mind, I would like to wrestle with a lingering question, for which I have not yet found a satisfying answer..."

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The false contradiction within open source

http://blogs.zdnet.com

While showing admirable concern for his own interests, Matt Asay misses an essential point about open source this morning.

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GPL's cloudy future

http://blogs.zdnet.com

One of the things about getting older is that you learn to ignore things until you have to do something about them. It’s a learned efficiency, I suppose. I finally realized I have to do some serious thinking about cloud computing.

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Questions About the Linux Kernel Personality (LKP) and the GPL

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I've been thinking about something. And I can't figure out the answer. Remember when SCO's Erik Hughes was deposed [PDF; text] in the SCO v. IBM litigation, he said that at first the LKP did have kernel code in it, but later it was taken out? So then why, when SCO announced it was stopping distribution of Linux in May of 2003, would it have needed to stop distributing the LKP also?

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EFF-Austin presents Richard Stallman

http://effaustin.org

"EFF-Austin invites you to a talk by the Free Software Foundation Activist - Richard Stallman on 23rd April 2009 [...] The GNU General Public License (GPL) was the outcome of the need for a principal right to free software. What does the freedom mean, what are the foundations of the GNU GPL philosophy and how has it evolved since Richard Stallman wrote the first GNU GPL in 1989?

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Bruce Perens: Microsoft and TomTom Settle, Justice and Linux Lose

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Bruce Perens provides an insightful comment about the settlement between Microsoft and TomTom.

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Microsoft Uses Pseudo “Open Source” to Fight Against GNU/Linux and the GPL

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft deceives on "open source" and uses it to exclude or to poison (with software patents) GNU/Linux

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Linux is Getting ‘Built-in’ Tivoization Equivalent

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Could this have played a role in Linus decision regarding GPLv3?

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The GPL - Not Fade Away

http://www.h-online.com

The beauty of the GPL, as any accomplished software developer will recognize, is that like a piece of elegantly written code, it has a simplicity and transparency all of its own. The license fulfils its demanding objective, of protecting and promoting the principles of free software, without ambiguity or compromise, and as such, is unlikely to fade away.

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ESR: GPL No Longer Needed

http://www.osnews.com

Eric S. Raymond is one of the three big figures in open source, together with Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman. During a talk for the Long Island Linux User Group, he made some interesting statements about the GPL, namely that the GPL is no longer needed due to the way the open source movement works.

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The Mono Trap

http://boycottnovell.com

How Mono can interfere with the GNU GPL, along with freedoms the GPL protects

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