Open source GPL version 3 draft released

The GPL is one of the most well known open source software licences. It has been described as part manifesto, and part license. It also causes confusion in the open source and commercial worlds because of its obligation in certain circumstances to make the source code of derivative works public.

The new draft is open for comment, and is not expected to be finalized for about a year.

Take a look at the following links for the text of the draft, and some commentary. I'll write a more detailed article for my Free Press column later.

Read the draft on the Free Software Foundation site

Read a CNet article

Read a Wired article