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Moglen Celebrates the Increase in the Chocolate Ration

Eben Moglen blogs about the GPLv3 and what a wonderful guy he is. But I’m not going to get into a GPLv3 vs. GPLv2 vs. anything else debate, since I’m a BSD/Apache guy and don’t really care what the GPL crazies’ drug of the month is. However, I do object to this

The release of Discussion Draft 3 has been greeted as warmly as I dared hope: all the recorded outrage has been emitted by Microsoft or its surrogates, which is at it should be.

So, it seems that the fact that at the 11th hour it has been decided, yet again, that the Apache Licence is not compatible with the GPL, despite assurances, to the obvious distaste of the Apache Software Foundation, is not on his radar – despite the fact that the ASF is a client of his company. Perhaps he thinks that

SFLC and its clients will be using the new license before long

applies to the ASF. I think not. In fact, I think it will be a cold day in hell before the ASF has any truck with any likely variant of the GPL.

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