In Bangalore, the FSUG-Bangalore mailing list (Free Software User Group) is planning a conference on the GPLv3, or the GNU General Public License, version 3. The Free Software Foundation global page has already announced that the fourth international GPLv3 conference is to be held in Bangalore, India on August 23-24, 2006 on this page itself. Further details are available here.
FSUG-Bangalore introduces itself: “Free Software Users’ Group (FSUG), Bangalore is a small collective of Free Software users and advocates in Bangalore. As a part of FSF-India’s larger efforts to apply Free Software everywhere, we work together to ensure that the concepts of Freedom and Free Software are more widely promoted, discussed and applied in Bangalore. You can more details about our activities on our web site.
GPLv3 is the next version of the GNU General Public License. Wikipedia introduces the GPL saying: “The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is a widely-used free software license, originally written by Richard Stallman for the GNU project. The latest version of the license, version 2, was released in 1991. The GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) is a modified version of the GPL, intended for some software libraries.” As of 2006, version 3 of the GPL is being written by Richard Stallman, with legal counsel from Eben Moglen and Software Freedom Law Center.