Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
It's been over two years now since the Free Software Foundation (FSF) started seriously working on revising that key open-source license, the GPL (Gnu General Public License). On March 28, we're finally going to get... the next draft. How late could the final release of the GPLv3 be?
Mid-2007? At least. Late 2007? Quite likely. 2008? Could be. 2010!? I wouldn't be surprised.
I've got a bad feeling about this.
I always knew that there would be a lot of trouble getting the GPLv3 out the door. As I foresaw back in November of 2004, the fight over what should, and shouldn't, be in the GPLv3 has turned into a "long, bitter dispute." I didn't think, however, it would be this bad.