New GPL Is Free at Last

Richard Stallman, author of the most radical and durable license for free-software developers, is updating the GNU Public License for the first time since 1991.

Stallman released a draft of GPL Version 3 at a conference at MIT here Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Among other things, the new version contains provisions barring GPL code from being used in digital-rights-management schemes, and restricting the patent rights coders can claim in their GPL-licensed programs. Wired News: New GPL Is Free at Last

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