Thursday, January 31, 2008

GNU GPL version 3 released ( GPLv3 )

Fresh off the press, FSF has announced the release of GNU GPL version 3 released ( GPLv3 ). Here is full transcript of the announcement.

On Friday, June 29, at 12 noon (EDT), the Free Software Foundation will officially release the GNU GPL version 3. Please join us in celebration as we bring to a close eighteen months of public outreach and comment, in revision of the world’s most popular free software license.

Beyond the creation of an improved license, the process of drafting
version 3 has helped highlight vital issues for the community of free
software users. This is a moment to thank the thousands who participated by commenting on the license, and those that represented stakeholders through the GPLv3 committee process.

Now with the release of GPLv3, we will see new defenses extended to free software. These defenses will continue the long history of fighting all efforts to make free software proprietary.

Please join us as we stream live footage of Richard Stallman announcing GPLv3 from Noon (EDT) at .

If you are in the Boston area you can also join us at the FSF offices
from 11:30am. Please let us know at >< if you would like to

Peter T. Brown
Executive Director
Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St. 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

Media contact for this event:
Brett Smith

About the FSF

The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users’ right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software—particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants—and free documentation for free software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software. Their Web site, located at, is an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support their work can be made at . Their headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

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