GPLv3: The Story So Far

Ciarán O'Riordan

Free Software Foundation Europe

<ciaran@fsfe.org>

http://www.fsfeurope.org/

Who am I?

Purpose

Why this is important

The Four Freedoms

In other words...

Licences

History: Version 1

History: Version 2

The GPL

Why now?

Desirable qualities

Not for lawyers

The easy changes

Patent licence grants

Anti-circumvention

The main changes

Tivoisation

Why is this harmful? - individual

Why is this harmful? - sustainability

Draft 3 wording

The Novell-Microsoft deal

What's wrong with that?

What does draft 3 do?

Gone in draft 3

Patent retaliation

Licence compatibility

GPLv3 Timeline

Participating

Committees

Could it be shorter?

Can be better

Conclusion