GPL Version 3

The Free Software Foundation has come out with the GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 3.  Version 2 is still valid, so you do not have to upgrade.  However, version 3 has some differences:

  • Ban on tivoization — cannot prevent users from running part(s) of the software
  • Cannot collect royalties on GPL 3 software
  • Provides an explicit patent license
  • Better internationalization
  • BitTorrent support
  • Compatibility with Apache license

[from CNET]


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