GPLv3

June 29, 2007

by Legal Team

We want to congratulate the Free Software Foundation, the Software Freedom Law Center, and the many companies and individuals, who have all worked so diligently, for their efforts in developing version 3 of the GNU General Public License. Their work is to be commended. Red Hat believes our end user customers will benefit from several of the new provisions in GPLv3, including the patent license provisions. Red Hat will continue to contribute to projects that migrate from GPLv2 or other licenses to GPLv3, and we will look to include GPLv3-licensed projects in our future distributions. GPLv3 will also be added to the list of approved open source licenses under Red Hat’s Patent Promise.

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