GPLv3 and the Free Software Movement

Ciarán O'Riordan

Free Software Foundation Europe

http://www.fsfeurope.org/

Who am I?

What is free software?

60s, 80s, now

Free Software licences

Protecting freedom

Copleft

Many licences

GPLv1

GPLv2

Other licences

Why now?

This is the easy way

A foreseen problem

A global process

Records of that process

The flow

Pleasing everyone

The changes

Internationalisation

Tivoisation

European Copyright Directive

Patents

Licence compatibility

End result

Conclusion