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Closing open source loopholes

http://blogs.the451group.com

Say what you want about GPLv3, but the update to the most popular open source software license continues to close loopholes that have been used to avoid sharing source code, patent protection and other freedoms that the authors intended. Still, we have yet to see whether this closes off any appeal of the GPL and even open source in general for vendors, developers and users.

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Free Software Foundation Releases GNU Affero General Public License Version 3

http://www.fsf.org

"BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA—Monday, November 19, 2007—The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today published the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (GNU AGPLv3).

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Sun tiptoes into GPLv3

http://www.vnunet.com

Sun Microsystems will release its xVM Ops Center virtualisation management application under the General Public Licence version 3 (GPLv3), the company revealed at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

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Eben Moglen: Copyleft Capitalism, GPLv3 and the Future of Software Innovation

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"...Today I heard the best single presentation on open-source and free software I have ever personally attended, in a talk by Columbia Professor of Law Eben Moglen, on the topic “Copyleft Capitalism: GPLv3 and the Future of Software Innovation.” He spoke for over 90 minutes. I understand the session was recorded, and I have asked that a transcript be prepared.

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GPLv3, bug fixes, and complexity

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

After an interesting free software licensing event in Helsinki, I got thinking about licence complexity. At the conference, people had two types of questions (a) Why didn't GPLv3 additionally solve X problem? and (b) Why is it so long?

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World Series hype, GPLv3 adoption increase in October

http://enterpriselinuxlog.blogs.techtarget.com

What can the World Series and the General Public License (GPL) possibly have in common?

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FSF Compliance Lab online meeting addresses license questions

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The Free Software Foundation's (FSF) Free Software Licensing and Compliance Lab held a public question and answer session in an IRC meeting last night. The meeting was conducted by Brett Smith, the licensing compliance engineer at the FSF.

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GPLv3 adoption on track, experts say

http://www.linux.com

How is the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) being received four months after its official release?

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Novell: Microsoft agrees to not sue GPLv3 users

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Microsoft has extended its covenant to not sue users of Linux-based products from Novell to all GPL v3 users as soon as GPL v3 code is integrated into SUSE Linux Enterprise. This means that the patent protection Microsoft extends to Novell customers now covers every customer who uses any Linux-based software that Novell distributes under GPL v3.

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What the GPL is not

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu

Audio-recording: James Vasile of the Software Freedom Law Center talks about what the GPL is not; about false assumptions about the GPL and maybe shortcomings of it.

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Why GPLv3 Will Supplant GPLv2

http://www.linuxjournal.com

One of the most important recent events in the world of free software has been the release of version 3 of the GNU GPL. There were fierce arguments about its utility while it was being drawn up, and although the rhetoric has abated somewhat, there is still a big question mark over its eventual success.

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GPLv2 vs. GPLv3 for beginners

http://www.linuxdevices.com

A research firm serving the mobile phone industry has published an 18-page whitepaper about open source licensing. Entitled "GPLv2 vs. GPLv3," the paper examines the meteoric rise of open source software, and the forces that shaped each license, before concluding with an extremely detailed point-by-point comparison.

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GPLv3 is officially open source

http://www.cbronline.com

The Open Source Initiative's chairman, Michael Tiemann, announced Friday that the organization's licensing board have officially approve the version three of the General Public License and Lesser General Public License as OSI-approved.

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GCompris 8.4 Released Under GPLv3, Help Needed For 8.5 Release

http://blue-gnu.biz

GCompris, an official GNU Project providing educational software for children aged 2-10 years, announced the release of version 8.4 today. Changes include upgrading to the GPLv3, as well as major structural changes. And lead developer, Bruno Coudoin, says the project could use some help.

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GPLv3 to drive users from Linux to FreeBSD?

http://www.builderau.com.au

GPLv3 will help FreeBSD take some users away from Linux, according to the founder and vice president of The FreeBSD Foundation.

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