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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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I Was Wrong: Microsoft Won

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

I could feel it in my bones: the great victory of the EU over MS is a sham. Here's why.

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Predicting Open Source Licensing

http://www.internetnews.com

What's the most popular open source license currently in use? If you said GPL you would be right. But how did you know?

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Microsoft Posts the New License Terms for Interoperability in the EU Agreement - Updated

http://www.groklaw.net

Microsoft has now posted the revised licenses for interoperability as a result of the EU antitrust agreement. Microsoft calls them the Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program License Agreements for Development and Product Distribution (WSPP Development Agreements). I don't know why they can't come up with better names. Probably for the same reason the Zune is brown.

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The problem with the computer industry under capitalism - Free Software the answer?

http://www.marxist.com

Not only do you not own that copy of Microsoft Word, that video game, or even that MP3 player, but like most people using commercial software (be it pirated or paid for in a shop), you also don't own any other way of accessing your information...

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OSI Calls for Major Revisions to Microsoft Permissive License

http://www.eweek.com

The Microsoft Permissive License, one of two licenses the software maker submitted to the Open Source Initiative for approval as open-source licenses in August, is unlikely to be approved in its current form.

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An open source "Second Life" for Linden Lab

http://www.linux.com

Linden Lab, the creator of online virtual community Second Life, released its viewer earlier this year with a GPL 2.0 license, adding a clause called the "FLOSS exception," which releases developers using certain open source licenses from the requirement that any derivative works be licensed under the GPL.

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Sun proposes GPL/CDDL dual license for NetBeans

http://gnu.wildebeest.org

GNU Classpath hacker Mark Wielaard wrote about Sun's announcement to release an early access version of NetBeans 6.0 under a dual licensing scheme of CDDL and GPL v2 with Classpath exception.

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OSI email group gets catty over Microsoft's Permissive License request

http://www.linux.com

The OSI License-Discuss mailing list has been ablaze for the past few days since Microsoft submitted its Permissive License (MS-PL) to the OSI [Open Source Initiative] for official open source license approval.

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Microsoft not so 'open' after all?

http://www.computerworld.com

The head of the open-source group that will decide whether to certify Microsoft Corp.'s "shared source" software licenses as open-source licenses said that more than half of Redmond's licenses appear to automatically fail the group's rules.

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User pressure leads SugarCRM to adopt GPLv3

http://www.linuxworld.com

SugarCRM is to adopt Version 3 of the GNU general public license (GPLv3) for the next release of its open source CRM software after coming under pressure from its user community to move away from its own Sugar Public License.

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OSI Approves New Open-Source License

http://www.eweek.com

The Open Source Initiative approved on July 25 its first new license in quite some time: the Common Public Attribution License, which is essentially the Mozilla Public License with a new attribution clause.

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Red Hat flags OSI offenders on partner site

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Red Hat has bowed to pressure and improved the way it describes partner software licenses on the Red Hat Exchange (RHX). The licenses of companies such as SugarCRM, Zimbra and Alfresco used to be buried on the RHX site, requiring interested customers to spend considerable time finding the documentation.

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