GNU GPLv3 first draft release

The first draft of the revised GNU General Public License (GPLv3) will be released during the “First International Conference on GPLv3”, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on January 16 and 17 2006. The conference is open to the public and free of charge, though advance registration is required. The FSF has also launched the GPLv3 Development and Publicity Project which will bring together organizations, software developers, and software users from around the globe during 2006, in an effort to update the world’s most popular free software license.
Free Software advocates are hoping that effective provisions for software patents as well as GPL compatibility with other licenses will be prominent in the draft.

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