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12.2.2005

Procedure to Address Changes to Main Open Source License Announced

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On November 30, 2005, the Free Software Foundation released the GPL3 Process Definition, which outlines procedures for public comment on the proposed revisions to the GNU General Public License (“GPL”). The GPL is the governing license for the vast majority of open source software projects, including the Linux operating system and thousands of software programs that include database and Web site content management and super computing programs. The GPL also governs a large amount of embedded software that runs everything from cell phones to PDAs. View full article (PDF).