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January 11, 2006

First Draft of GPL 3 Due Next Week

The first draft of the GPL Version 3 will be out in about a week.  With ensuing discussion and revision, a final draft is expected to be in place in about a year.  The first draft is authored by Richard Stallman, who wrote the first license, and Eben Moglen, general counsel for the Free Software Foundation.

The license is expected to make changes regarding how patents intersect with the license, how devices with DRM affect licensed software, and the use of software on servers.  Much of these issues have developed in the intervening years since the second version of the license issued in 1991.

Read More at eWeek and CNET.

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