Second draft of GPLv3

July 27, 2006    free software gpl

After about seven month of discussion and more than 1000 comments through the FSF has published the second draft of the GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 3 and the first draft of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 3 which is now designed as a set of permissive exceptions to GPLv3 in accord with section 7. The main changes in the second draft of GPLv3 are clarifications of the DRM section, a reworked license compatibility section and provisions that specifically allow to distribute programs on certain file sharing networks such as BitTorrent. For more details look at

Feel free to drop me a mail if you want to share your thoughts on this topic or if you want to discuss it further.