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Launch of GNU GPLv3

From: Peter Brown
Subject: Launch of GNU GPLv3
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 15:12:55 -0400

On Friday, June 29, at 12 noon (EDT), the Free Software Foundation will 
officially release the GNU GPL version 3. Please join us in celebration 
as we bring to a close eighteen months of public outreach and comment, 
in revision of the world's most popular free software license. 

Beyond the creation of an improved license, the process of drafting
version 3 has helped highlight vital issues for the community of free
software users. This is a moment to thank the thousands who participated
by commenting on the license, and those that represented stakeholders 
through the GPLv3 committee process. 

Now with the release of GPLv3, we will see new defenses extended to free
software. These defenses will continue the long history of fighting all
efforts to make free software proprietary. 

Please join us as we stream live footage of Richard Stallman announcing
GPLv3 from Noon (EDT) at 

If you are in the Boston area you can also join us at the FSF offices 
from 11:30am. Please let us know at <address@hidden> if you would like to 

Peter T. Brown
Executive Director        
Free Software Foundation  
51 Franklin St. 5th Floor 
Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

Media contact for this event:
Brett Smith

About the FSF

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to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy,
modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes
the development and use of free (as in freedom)
software--particularly the GNU operating system and its
GNU/Linux variants--and free documentation for free
software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the
ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of
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