GPL v3 Final Draft Available

The Final Draft of GPLv3 is now available. Looking again at my comments:

  • Bugs: fixed 0 of 2
  • Practical/Legal: fixed 3 of 4
  • Authorial: fixed 3 of 6

That’s not too bad. Of the practical/legal ones, I’m particularly pleased about the improvements to 5d), the clause about preserving notices, which now has much less of a whiff of a restriction on modification.

One of the 2 unfixed bugs is perhaps questionable, but I continue to think the other one is serious, and I had an acknowledgement that it would be looked into. I will be following up with the FSF to see why it wasn’t addressed. I’ve resubmitted the other issues to their comment tool.

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