June 28, 2007 7:21 AM PDT
GPL 3 release set for Friday
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Peter Brown, executive director of FSF, announced the launch date in an e-mail posted to a mailing list Wednesday.
Changes in the latest version of the GPL include the restoration of compatibility with the Apache License, the addition of patent retaliation clauses to prevent future arrangements similar to Microsoft and Novell's pact, and increased internationalization of the license.
The release of the GPL 3 comes 16 years after the release of GPL 2.
Chris Duckett of ZDNet Australia's Builder AU reported from Sydney.
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