January 19, 2008
Earlier this week, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) released a document that explains and clarifies the meaning of the term “Program” in the GNU General Public License, version 3 (GPLv3).
This document is an outcome of an ongoing collaboration between SFLC and the FSF to provide resources to the public, particularly commercial vendors and users of free software, about FSF’s copyleft licenses.
Richard Fontana, an attorney at SFLC, worked closely with Richard Stallman, president of the FSF, in drafting the document.
SFLC represented and advised the FSF, one of its clients, throughout the process of drafting and public discussion of GPLv3 during 2005-2007.