New open source licence released this Friday

The Free Software Foundation will officially release the GNU GPL version 3 open source software licence this week.

The Free Software Foundation will officially release the GNU GPL version 3 open source software licence this week.

The new licence, used to manage Linux-based software and other open source solutions, will include new clauses covering non-exclusive licence patents for the open source community and digital rights management.

It will also address issues such as the important open source licensing deal between Novell and Microsoft.

The FSF said, “With the release of GPLv3, we will see new defences extended to free software. These defences will continue the long history of fighting all efforts to make free software proprietary.”

The launch is expected to include news of new Linux applications built around the Linux OS kernel.

The launch will take place at the FSF offices at midday US eastern time.

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