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Author Topic: GPLv3 explained  (Read 6626 times)

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GPLv3 explained
« on: February 17, 2008, 12:22:02 PM »
Ever wonder what's different about the brand new GPL version 3 versus it's older kin, GPLv2?

Richard Stallman, the guy who came up with the GPL in the first place, explains in non-legalese
so we can all understand once and for all what it's all about:



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http://video.google....-1230218647830638736





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Re: GPLv3 explained
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 02:07:13 AM »
very nice find.. it's almost a year old so it might be nice to have a more recent video explanation from an objective person, but regardless it's an interesting video to watch!

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Re: GPLv3 explained
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008, 02:14:38 AM »
It's actually fascinating to hear about how v3 features were designed to thwart companies who found loopholes in v2.

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Re: GPLv3 explained
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008, 10:01:12 AM »
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It's actually fascinating to hear about how v3 features were designed to thwart companies who found loopholes in v2.

Exactly.

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Re: GPLv3 explained
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008, 10:04:21 AM »
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...explanation from an objective person

There is such a thing as an objective person on software licenses?  :D
That would be like finding a programmer who is objective on programming language ;) It simply does not exist.
Maybe in some ways, software licenses are worse since a lot of ideology and complete ways of thought are represented by them.

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Re: GPLv3 explained
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2008, 10:07:04 AM »
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...explanation from an objective person
There is such a thing as an objective person on software licenses?  :D
There's probably more objective people than Mr Zealot himself? ;)
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Re: GPLv3 explained
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2008, 11:08:00 AM »
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There's probably more objective people than Mr Zealot himself? Wink

See, there we go with the name calling already :P

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Re: GPLv3 explained
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008, 10:06:22 PM »
GPL version 3 seems interesting. But there'S certainly no unanimity around it. Linus Torvald (another very objective figure  :)), for instance,  repeatedly said that he wouldn't (single handedly) adopt it for the Linux Kernel (of course, IIRC partly because he feels that he's not alone in that decision : so many people contributed to the kernel that it's not only his decision anymore; and he doesn't see how it could help linux development better, and how it would really help fighting "Tivoization").

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Re: GPLv3 explained
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2008, 05:01:30 AM »
Linus Torvalds is also not a member of the FSF and does not "fight" for the 4 fundamental freedoms as RMS does. I saw Mr Stallman live in Berlin last Monday, where he gave a long speech about the freedoms, and the history of GNU. He is a very smart man, and has a vision to change society.

Mr Tovalds is also very smart, but not so worried about society and their freedoms.