GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 3 Draft 1
and participate in the discussion of the license in a constructive
way. This license WILL affect all of us, whether we like it or not.
From a very rough look, it has become even longer, going from 13
to 19 clauses. (Just why do I have to think of the European
Constitution right now? ;-)
Please let me add that I do think that
the GPL -- while it has a few problematic terms -- is, in general,
a very nicely written license, as it's very specific about what to do and
what not to do. This can serve as a good introduction to the
whole licensing topic to people who don't know about laws
(like programmers :). Of course the size of the document rather
turns people away, unfortunately.
[Tags: gpl, licensing]