Sun - January 23, 2005

Metaprogramming and the GPL

The prospect of metaprogramming tools raises threats and opportunities for OSS. The biggest threat is that they could be used (legally or not) to strip copyright from OSS. On the plus side, innovation in the next version of the GPL could solve the patent morass by adding a "patent shredder" to "copyleft". I propose the introduction of a "Greater GPL" in GPL Version 3 to address these issues.

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