GPL version 4

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Tue Dec 16 07:55:24 PST 2008

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 08:38:35AM -0500, Richard M Stallman wrote:
>     I don't think it is that bad - the intent is for the software to be 
>     freely available for *people* to use. It is actually about our freedom.
> You have it right.  Copyleft licenses defend freedom for all users by
> stopping middlemen from stripping it away.
> We have no plans for a version 4 of the GNU GPL.
> It might happen some day, but we are not working on it.
> As of now, we do not need to change GPL version 3.

Thank you for clarifying this. AFAICS, FreeBSD tries to stick to GPLv2
GNU tools in the base system (ports has more recent versions of course)
and tries to avoid GPLv3 for now. Yet another license right now would
only complicate matters even more. ;-)


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