[Fsfe-ie] GPLv3 - what should/could we plan?

teresahackett at eircom.net teresahackett at eircom.net
Tue Jan 10 00:28:00 CET 2006

How about having a GPLv3 page on ifso.ie with links and info.

If there are signs of interest, perhaps have a briefing/Q&A session 
later in the year (what's the timeframe for the consultation).

Support your other suggstions.


Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> Ciaran O'Riordan <ciaran at fsfe.org> writes:
>>The first public draft of the GPLv3 will be published on January 16th along
>>with an explanatory document about why each change was made.  If anyone has
>>ideas for people we should keep informed, or press we should inform, or
>>noise we should make, or whatever, now's one of the finest times to mention
> One thing that'd probably be doable and useful is a press release.  Some of
> it could be prepared before the draft GPLv3 is published - such as info
> about the GPL being the #1 free software license, about it being copyleft,
> and about the changes.  None of us know what changes will be made, but
> Stallman and Moglen have mentioned ideas they've been thinking about.  Some
> are at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPL#GPLv3
> Other things that could be mentioned are the public consultation process,
> for which there is info at: http://gplv3.fsf.org
> Should we also send a note to our political contacts, letting them know that
> we can provide or act as a conduit for information?  Is there something like
> that, equivalent to a press release, but for legislators?

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