The next GPL: Why it's being shaped on GitHub

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While you were getting ready to stick a fork in a burger for the Independence Day holiday, Red Hat employee Richard Fontana was making a fork of the GPL. Fontana previously worked at the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), a nonprofit law firm providing pro bono legal services to free and open source projects. He's now the open source licensing and patent counsel at Red Hat, but he's been careful to explain that the GPL fork is a personal project.

Fontana is more than qualified to work on evolving the GPL. Along with Gnu Project founder Richard Stallman and SFLC chief Eben Moglen, Fontana is credited as one of the main authors of the revised Gnu GPL version 3.

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