2005: New GNU General Public License ComingBy Blane Warrene
Earlier this week eWeek ran a story on the efforts to update the GNU General Public License to version 3 sometime in 2005. The GPL, at version 2 since 1991 is maintained by Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation.
The FSF hopes to evolve the license, preserving the integrity of its framework and open source philosophy while attending to more modern concerns of copyright and patent law globally. The FSF plans to seek public comments on the forthcoming changes.