The third version of the GPL has been released!
Whichever side you are on with the debate (v.2 vs. v.3), it is certainly a big day for all of the free software. This is the first major update to the license in 16 years. The most talked about feature is the language that blocks Microsoft/(enter name of distro here) deals. The Novell deal has been grandfathered in, from what I have been hearing. Anyways, I am glad that it is out, so now we can continue forth with Linux and stop thinking about all of these different distributions that have signed on with Microsoft, and all the insanity that comes with it.
Linux respects the IP of companies, as it is VERY hard to find someone who does not in the free software community. This brings me back to my last post – in the key comment, “respect the IP.” “Need” is the key word in that comment (which I forgot to mention, I was running out the door…), meaning that we are not respecting IP unless we sign a deal with Microsoft. With this new license, we do not need to think about such deals. So, it’s time to move on, and hopefully there will be nothing else to say about this!
Aside from this, the iPhone was released today. YEAH!