For Approval: GPLv3

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Fri Aug 17 00:03:17 UTC 2007

Chris Travers wrote:
> Just for the record, I withdraw any of my objections to approving the
> GPL v3.
> I think that the GPL v3 provides a number of potential loopholes under
> section 7b which could be used to address all the issues I have riased. 
> Sorry for the misunderstandings.

I think 7b is best interpreted as allowing requirements to maintain
unobtrusive text (and possibly graphical) notices.  I don't see how it
could be used to bypass the language allowing user modification of GPLv3
code in User Products (when the manufacturer can), or how it affects the
scope of GPLv3's copyleft.

Matt Flaschen

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